30 Jun '17, 10am

Britain fights over where to put plastic bottles

Britain fights over where to put plastic bottles

With appallingly low recycling rates, some Britons want a deposit return scheme implemented, while others say it would never work. But what if this whole debate misses the point? While Britain continues to debate the merits of a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, much of the world shakes its head in disbelief. Why wouldn’t Britain implement such a program, if it could send 4 million containers a week straight to the recycling facility, rather than to landfill? A deposit return scheme means that shoppers pay a small amount more per bottle purchased (10p or 20p), which is then refunded when the bottle is returned to a specific location for recycling, rather than tossed in the trash. Knowing that one can get money back is a good incentive to recycle properly. It creates value in an object previously viewed as disposable and has led to higher recycling rates in at leas...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/britain-f...

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