We were stoked to represent you this week in front of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), presenting expert evidence to a panel of cross-party Members of Parliament. Our petition calling for a UK-wide deposit refund system (DRS) featured strongly in the evidence, reflecting the huge wave of public support for this measure to stop plastic pollution.
Recent surveys estimate that approximately 700,000 plastic beverage containers are littered daily in the UK. Sadly, plastic bottles consistently feature in the top 5 of litter survey ‘most found’ items, whether conducted in marine or terrestrial environments, in the UK and around the world.
The inquiry coincides with the recently launched Defra consultation on deposit refund systems, to which we'll be submitting evidence.
Thanks for your support!