ALERT: 58% of Plastic Bottles Risk Being Left out of New Bottle Recycling Scheme.
Thanks to our campaigning together the Government announced that a Deposit Return Scheme would come into place, but questions are being raised about the size of bottles to be included. You can read about it here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/industry-fights-to-water-down-bottle-recycling-charges-q90jk62gs?shareToken=c6177a5427b55e52ff9226962e7f9bea
But in October our supporters measured the size of bottles found on UK beaches and rivers and 58% of all plastic bottles were 750ml or larger and would be left out of the bottle recycling scheme if a size limit is added.
We'll be delivering this new data to Defra, starting with a call with Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey MP this week. We'll keep you updated throughout the process.
Ben at Surfers Against Sewage
To: UK Governments
Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans.
We Won! 28/03/18
The government today announced that they are going to introduce a bottle deposit return scheme! Congratulations to the hundreds of thousands of people that have campaigned to help make this a reality!
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