Plastic Pollution Campaign Victory! Deposit Return Scheme Announced for England! • Surfers Against Sewage – UKPosted on April 10, 2018 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Secretary of State for the Environment announces details of commitment to bring back bottle deposits to help curb ocean plastic pollution. 329,000 people signed SAS x 38 Degrees Message In A Bottle petition, the UK’s biggest petition to bring back bottle deposits, and over 150,000 supporters took part in the government’s consultation into the scheme. …
Surfers Against Sewage is thrilled that the government has committed to introduce a comprehensive deposit return scheme on drinks containers in England in the bid to end plastic pollution, reduce littering and create a more sustainable, circular economy. This huge victory for the environment comes in the wake of concerted campaigning from the beachfront to Parliamentary front benches, calling for a deposit return scheme to end the environmental scourge of plastic bottles, one of the flagship plastic pollution offenders on our rivers, streets, countryside and coastline.
Great news and congratulations. Here at BeachPatrol in Australia we push for a container deposuit scheme all the time too. Australia is divided by state governments so it becomes a Sate issue. Most states do or are about to start this. But some diehards States are still keeping their heads in the sand on this big important issue. Disappointing.
England can pull this off in a few months so why can’t Australia?