This week we launched a new report showing that the introduction of a deposit return system on plastic bottles would save local authorities millions of pounds annually.
With local authority resources under increasing pressure, these findings provide evidence that, rather than negatively affecting local authority waste services, a DRS could actually support them and reduce the costs of delivering the service, while also delivering cleaner streets and reducing the amount of plastic entering our oceans.
To full details please visit: https://www.sas.org.uk/uncategorised/deposit-refund-system-save-councils-35-million-year/
This report clearly shows that introducing a DRS for England would benefit local economies and communities, saving councils money that could be redirected to other vital frontline services. All the evidence points to the unrivalled benefits of introducing DRS. Good for the environment, people & the economy.