England's bid to boost recycling and cut waste.
People in England will soon have to pay a deposit when they buy drinks bottles and cans in a bid to boost recycling and cut waste.
The prospective deposit will increase prices - but consumers will get the money back if they return the container. The scheme is expected to cover single-use glass and plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans. However, full details are subject to consultation and yet to be decided, including how big the deposit will be.
About 40 countries worldwide - including Germany, Sweden and Israel - and 21 US states have some kind of deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. The schemes take different forms in different countries. Most involve returning bottles to an automated collection point or to the shop from which they were purchased.
There is good reason for this scheme. UK consumers use around 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year but more than three billion are not recycled. Furthermore, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - an artificial island of plastic material twice the size of France - is thought to contain 79,000 tonnes of floating waste - that is up to 16 times more plastic and micro plastic particles than previously estimated.
Part of the problem with the fact that people do not dispose of containers in the right way and there is not a convenient infrastructure to do so.
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Part of the problem with recycling is that people are often confused about where they should be disposing their waste. With our range of plastic bottle bins we believe that people will be encouraged to recycle their unwanted waste due to the clarity that the designs offer.
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