16 million plastic bottles are thrown away every day in the UK. Many of them end up in our oceans – where they pollute for hundreds of years. Deposit return schemes work by placing a small deposit on a plastic bottle, which you get back when you return it to be reused or recycled. And they really work! Deposit schemes in countries like Netherlands and Norway have increased collection rates of plastic bottles as high as 95%.
Three quarters of people in the UK already support introduction of deposit return schemes, will you show your support too and sign the petition today?