Plastic bottle deposit scheme in UK proving hit with shoppers

Article from The Guardian

Plastic bottle deposit scheme in UK proving hit with shoppers

We must start somewhere. While it would be better to reduce plastic to zero, the goal is not realistic. Plastic bottles are much lighter than the alternative I grew up with: glass. Less weight means reduced transportation costs. And, since both can be recycled, it’s time now we adopt the means for recycling we had when I was a kid: adding a deposit charge which can later be refunded when returned. It works well (not perfectly) for beer bottles and cans and wine & liquor bottles here in Ontario. It should definitely be extended to ALL plastic bottles.

Great debatable question here: Why are we NOT doing this in Ontario? (Canada, or wherever you are)

Plastic bottle deposit scheme in UK proving hit with shoppers
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2 thoughts on “Plastic bottle deposit scheme in UK proving hit with shoppers

    • 28 July 2019 at 11:34am
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      You are absolutely correct Glorya. Thanks for the link. In fact, I’ve read about a house made with disposable plastic bottles (BBC) and one built using recycled plastic bottles (CBC). My only question is… Realistically, how many can be practically used directed (as plant pots or house construction) versus the billions used and discarded?

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