We welcomed the strong references to deposit return systems in the manifestos from the Labour Party, the Green Party and Plaid Cymur.
Labour: "We will set guiding targets for plastic bottle deposit schemes, working with food manufacturers and retailers to reduce waste.”
Greens: "Ending plastic waste by introducing a bottle deposit scheme to stop 16 million plastic bottles ending up in environment every day.”
Plaid Cymru: “We will reduce plastic waste with a deposit return scheme.”
There were references to recycling in the Conservative and Liberal Democrats manifestos:
Conservatives: “We will do more to reduce litter, including by supporting comprehensive rubbish collection and recycling, supporting better packaging, taking new powers to force councils to remove roadside litter and prosecuting offenders.”
Lib Dems: "Building on the success of our plastic bag charge, introduce a 5p charge on disposable coffee cups to reduce waste.”