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Shoppers in England could face paying a deposit on drinks bottles and cans which is then repaid when they hand them in for recycling, under Government plans to tackle plastic waste...
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  • Wizard_of_Id
    Wizard_of_Id Posts: 5,512 Forumite
    About time too, should have been done years ago.
    I just hope it doesn't take 10 years to impliment.
  • minislim
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    its been a long time coming! i've been recycling glass bottles and cans for nearly 20 years now.
    yet plastics have only been really recycled in the last 10 years.

    what also really needs to be done is for councils to be penalised for not fully recycling all plastics.
    my local council only accepts bottles. no tops, small packaging or cases.
  • VfM4meplse
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    I'd take it one step further - add an extra incentive for people who can be bothered to walk a mile in order to recycle their plastic. I can't see how it would be implemented, but it would certainly go some way to either reducing plastic usage or getting the nation active.

    For what is a mile, but 2,000 steps?
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  • gingerdad
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    we've used these in Sweden and they are brilliant - get a voucher for money off your shop or you can donate it straight to Charity.

    We are so behind the curve on this its untrue
    The futures bright the future is Ginger
  • Alikay
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    Would be nice if they could find a way of making it cost-effective to have milkman deliveries in glass bottles again. I know it's still available, but at more than twice the price of supermarket plastic bottles of milk, it's just too big a price difference for most households.
  • alanq
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    I can understand how it might work for purchases in large supermarkets with reverse vending machines and getting a voucher to spend in store. What about corner shops and home deliveries?
  • pjran
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    So basically I would have to drive to a store to recycle rather than using our council home collection glass recycling service therefore wasting fuel.
  • rmg1
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    pjran wrote: »
    So basically I would have to drive to a store to recycle rather than using our council home collection glass recycling service therefore wasting fuel.

    I'll second that.
    Our local council supplies us with 2 bins (black for general waste, green for garden waste (i.e. grass cuttings, etc.)). We also have 2 blue boxes/bags for recycling cardboard/paper and glass/metal (i.e. tins, etc.).

    The bulk of our black bin is plastic which we can't recycle without driving a ridiculous distance (after having stored the plastic for a while to make the journey worthwhile). If there was an extra bin (just a small one) for plastics, I think a lot of people would use it anyway.

    My local council are also talking about reducing the size of our black bin to encourage recycling but we already recycle everything that is practical for us so that will mean extra trips to our local dump-it site/recycling centre/call it what you will.
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  • Alikay
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    I think most people recycle cans and bottles anyway don't they?Like pjran says, it's mean taking them to a recycling centre at the supermarket rather than putting in our own recycling bin to be collected by the council.
  • Stompa
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    edited 28 March 2018 at 4:51PM
    Alikay wrote: »
    Like pjran says, it's mean taking them to a recycling centre at the supermarket rather than putting in our own recycling bin to be collected by the council.
    Indeed, it does seem a rather futile exercise, and one that a lot of non-drivers like myself simply won't bother with.
    Stompa
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