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The 40 year deposit debate: ‘Don’t let history repeat itself’, warns CPRE

Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:36

CPRE are thrilled that the UK Government has recently opened a consultation for a proposed

Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers.

If successful, it could increase Britain's plastic recycling by 90%. This comes 10 years after CPRE President,

Bill Bryson, launched our Stop the Drop campaign - calling for a nationwide deposit system for bottles and cans.

We now urge the UK Government to deliver a strong DRS to apply to all single use drinks containers and follow in thefootsteps of countries such as Norway and Sweden, who have been successfully using a DRS to optimise recycling for over twenty years. Please help us by responding to the consultation.

If you need more information, please click on the link below (the second one).

Link to consultation: Here

Link to CPRE article: Here

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