Environment secretary supports deposit-return system for bottles

Last week Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for the Environment, came out strongly in support of the campaign to introduce a deposit-return system for the UK.

Mr Gove told Sky News: “There’s a real challenge for people like me in Government to step up to the plate and reduce the amount of plastic going into our oceans.” He added that “change needs to come“, as pollution from plastics is “killing whales, choking dolphins and degrading our oceans and seas“.Mr Gove went onto describe a plastic-bottle deposit system as a “great idea“, saying he wants the Government to introduce such a system “as soon as possible“.

To support the campaign for a plastic-bottle deposit system, please sign Surfers Against Sewage’s petition.

Source: Surfers Against Sewage

 

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