UK Government ‘dragging its feet’ over bottle deposit scheme

The UK Government is “dragging its feet” on introducing a deposit scheme for plastic bottles. The comment from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) comes as it believes the government “has not adequately acted upon, or responded to” its recommendations on deposit return schemes and producer responsibility obligations to cut down on plastic waste. Under the […]

Councils could save £35m from plastic bottles cashback scheme

Local authorities across England could save up to £35 million every year if a plastic bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) was introduced in England. The news comes after Environment Secretary Michael Gove recently launched a consultation to seek views on how such a scheme – where a small charge is returned to customers for each […]