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Tesco Come out in Support of DRS for Plastic Bottles (before May)

Jan 17 2018 Read 653 Times

In response to Tesco announcing their support for Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) for plastic bottles, Louise Edge, Senior Oceans Campaigner at Greenpeace UK said – “It’s great news that Britain’s biggest retailer has come out firmly in support of deposit return schemes.

“The ocean plastic problem is complex and some areas will require innovation, but there is plenty of low hanging fruit, and one of the lowest and ripest is a deposit return scheme (DRS) for bottles. They have been tried and tested across the developed world and they work, increasing the collection rate for plastic bottles up to 96%.

“The public support DRS, at least three of our supermarket chains now support DRS, even Coca Cola support DRS, and the Scottish government have committed to introducing a scheme there. Instead of announcing vague aspirations for 2043, the government should be implementing a DRS right now.”

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