Deposit scheme to crack down on plastic pollution

The fight against plastic pollution – spurred by the spotlight on ocean pollution in the television series Blue Planet II – has taken a positive turn. The government’s deposit return scheme (DRS) for single-use drinks containers will be given the green light in England, subject to consultation later in the year.

The scheme is aimed at cutting down littering and pollution, and encouraging more efficient recycling, by giving a small cash sum to those using the DRS. The products are purchased, used and returned to the ...

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