28 MAR 2018

PLASTIC BOTTLE DEPOSIT SCHEME WILL HELP STEM PLASTIC TIDE SAYS MP

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has today welcomed an announcement by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, that the Government will introduce a plastic bottle deposit scheme.

Similar schemes are in operation across Europe, with the most successful schemes in Norway and Germany, who recycle 97% of their plastic bottles.Ministers have been considering how a similar scheme would operate in the UK since the Autumn.

Currently 3 billion plastic bottles are incinerated, sent to landfill or end up as litter.

Commenting, Caroline said:

“This is great news for the environment and our marine habitats. The UK has lagged behind other countries in this regard for too long and I am pleased the Government is committed to tackling this issue. We have already seen effective action on microbeads and 9 billion fewer plastic bags thanks to the 5p charge so this is the logical next step.

As my challenge to #GiveUpPlasticsForLent comes to a close, there are lots of small lifestyle changes I am going to keep up and I’m delighted to see further action on plastic pollution.”

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