Petition Take action to reduce plastic pollution and ban plastic bottles for drinks

We want the Government to put legislation in place to cut single-use plastic pollution, by changing the planned Deposit Return Scheme so it only applies to plastic bottles, to increase customer returns, then making all plastic drink bottles illegal by 2030.

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This will encourage manufacturers to move their production to glass and aluminium and make plastic more valuable to the recycling industry, encouraging higher plastic recycling rates and funding innovation to improve plastic recycling. UK shelves are dominated by resealable plastic bottles, which account for roughly 65% of the soft drinks market. This bottle format is liked by consumers and this swathe of single use plastic is hugely damaging the planet and a new solution was needed.

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