Last week Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, came out strongly supporting the campaign to introduce a deposit return system for the UK.
Mr Gove said "There's a real challenge for people like me in Government to step up to the plate and reduce the amount of plastic going into our oceans." Mr Gove went onto describe a plastic bottle deposit system as a "great idea" saying he wants the Government to introduce a plastic bottle deposit system "as soon as possible".
We couldn’t agree more Mr Gove!
This level of support from the Environment Secretary is fantastic news for our campaign.
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