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Support a Nationwide Deposit Return Scheme for Plastic Bottles in the UK

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16 million plastic bottles are thrown away every day in the UK. Many of them end up in our oceans - killing marine life and threatening fragile ecosystems. -Deposit return schemes work by placing a small deposit on a plastic bottle, which you get back ..


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Animae C (508)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 5:12 am
We get 10c for most bottles, cans & paper milk containers, there's very little rubbish on our streets & anywhere else!!!

Thanks, Animae.
Now: pass this on to your friends on Facebook - let's spread the word and build support for deposit return schemes.

TY Wendy

Tania N (883)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 5:15 am
Thanks for sharing

wendy k (165)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 5:28 am
Thanks Animae & Tania, - it's got to help, and people who collect & return discarded plastic bottles will get a reward, - win win, xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Joan How (121)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 5:37 am
Excellent idea. Many moons ago I think there was a similar scheme for glass bottles?

Sincere thanks for posting dear Wendy. Noted.

kind regards, Joan

Animae C (508)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 5:42 am
It's a great source of income for the homeless/poor, our recycle bins get raided at night, which i don't mind at all, i usually place the bottles on top to make it easier for them to get them.

Kathy G (42)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 5:56 am
Noted Wendy. Fortunately, most people here discard plastic containers, bottles, plastic bags, etc in their recycling bins which are put out every week for pick up by our public works and taken to recycling depots. Very little ends up on the streets

Christeen A (312)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:50 am

Donna T (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:55 am
thank you

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 7:50 am
signed - we need this worldwide! Thanks Wendy :)

. (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 8:25 am
Thanks, Pablo.
Now: pass this on to your friends on Facebook - let's spread the word and build support for deposit return schemes.

Ben O (129)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 9:07 am

Ben O (129)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 9:09 am
We get 10-20 cent for most plastic bottles in Sweden...

William C (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 9:54 am
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 10:46 am
Signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 10:56 am
Signed thx Wendy

Kay M (47)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 12:17 pm
Good afternoon and thank you for this article - which i read and noted- also the petition- which i signed today -here in AMERICA-we recycle our plastic- bottles-containers-and shopping bags every week- most of our cities and towns - have trucks that come around to each and every home -to collect what we put out in the recycle bins - there are also recycle bins at every park- stadium- and beaches -where we can put our empty plastic bottles -containers- and plates - thanks WENDY for the heads up on this subject sincerely KAY M.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 12:44 pm
S&N, Thanks

wendy k (165)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 1:13 pm
we recycle too,-our recycling is collected every 2 weeks, including glass , paper, and non mixed plastics, such as pop bottles, - but it's the people who discard the plastic when they are out and about ,-that are the problem,
if people who need money like the homeless, could benefit by returning plastic bottles, that have been left in parks, / beaches, shopping centres, - then win win ,

Joan yes you are right :) - As children we used to go around offering to take glass beer bottles & pop bottles back to what we called "offies", or the "outdoor" remember those names ? - (sorry for the nostalgia)

we earned enough for some chips, and a drink, lol, those were the days sending love hugs x wendy k x & kelly cats xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 2:47 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Helga S (99)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:40 pm
Signed and shared at Facebook. Noted. Thanks for bringing our attention to this matter of so high importance!

Glennis W (393)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 7:31 pm
Gladly signed , Thank you for taking action on this deplorable happenings Dirty Buggers. Thank you for caring and sharing Wendy

Janine V (106)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 9:08 pm
Signed and noted ~ Thanks Wendy

Anne F (17)
Thursday January 26, 2017, 11:28 pm
charge the manugacturers and distributors to pay for the collection and recycling

Angel W (238)
Friday January 27, 2017, 12:14 am
Signed x

Linda M (1715)
Friday January 27, 2017, 1:28 am
SS. So simple. We have two bins - one for recyclables. Effortless.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday January 27, 2017, 2:10 am
Signed and shared petition all over social media, Wendy!

Katka Oelmann (279)
Friday January 27, 2017, 2:11 am
Done. Thank you Wendy

Chun Lai T (0)
Friday January 27, 2017, 6:21 am
thanks you

Sam E M (0)
Friday January 27, 2017, 8:21 am
How can certain people be too darn lazy to put their plastic bottles in a recycling bin? The mind boggles.

Janet B (0)
Friday January 27, 2017, 1:53 pm

Angeles M (298)
Friday January 27, 2017, 6:43 pm

Colleen L (3)
Friday January 27, 2017, 11:32 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Wendy

rita uljee (1)
Saturday January 28, 2017, 4:13 am
signed all for it in my country we put them in a container voluntaraly by choice, there in front of all supermarkets wich is a good way and for some we get money back.

Tin Ling L (0)
Saturday January 28, 2017, 4:24 am

mary f (200)
Saturday January 28, 2017, 8:31 am
s/s thanks Wendy

Barry Irwin (3)
Saturday January 28, 2017, 1:31 pm
I support a total ban in the United States as well.

Joy M (168)
Saturday January 28, 2017, 4:34 pm
Gladly signed and noted..

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday January 29, 2017, 8:50 am

Jess B (1)
Sunday January 29, 2017, 8:50 am

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday January 30, 2017, 1:49 am
Again thank you

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday April 3, 2017, 3:06 pm
Thanks, Sergio.

Melania P (123)
Tuesday April 4, 2017, 12:05 pm
Signed and shared

TOM TREE (247)
Thursday August 3, 2017, 10:43 am
Sure Hope So !!
Totally want it to be TRUE !!
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