02 Oct '17, 3pm

Gove launches consultation over drinks container deposit scheme

Gove launches consultation over drinks container deposit scheme

Environment secretary of state, Michael Grove, today unveiled a consultation over the possibility of imposing a deposit on drinks containers in England. The measure was officially launched by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) as Mr Gove gave a speech on the environment at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. The consultation notes that England already has good infrastructure for household recycling and suggests that the possibility of a drinks container deposit could be used to target ‘on the go’ materials. Drinks containers, including plastic bottles, are under discussion for a deposit scheme A Voluntary and Economic Incentives Working Group has been established and this will look at voluntary ways to to target particular types of item or product but will also consider “regulatory options and measures to target particular types of ...

Full article: https://www.letsrecycle.com/news/latest-news/gove-consult...

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