Coca-Cola endorses deposit return systems for the UK

Coca-Cola has come out in support of deposit return systems for drinks bottles in the UK, in a U-turn on its previous position.

What’s more, earlier this week the CEO of Suez, one of the UK’s largest waste collection and recycling companies, also added his support, going on record to say how deposit return systems can benefit communities, the economy and the environment.

Surfers against Sewage welcomed the news, and asked people to spread the word by forwarding the link to its petition Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans.

 

Surfers Against Sewage mounts campaign to reduce plastic waste

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) has launched a campaign, called Message in a Bottle, to encourage the introduction of deposit-return systems for single-use plastic bottles in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The campaign aims to educate the public, and via a survey and social media actions, show public support for the system, under which a small deposit of between 10–20p would be added to the purchase price of drinks containers.

Consumers would be provided with opportunities to easily reclaim their deposit when they dispose of the product at collection points. Continue reading