Bottle Deposit Scheme Could Reduce Litter and Boost Recycling

By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
Last Updated: 9:56PM GMT 16 Dec 2008

Bottle deposit scheme could reduce litter and boost recycling During the festive season people use an extra 750 million glass containers and 500 million cans Photo: EPA

Bottle deposits used to be common in the UK 20 years ago but were phased out when plastic bottles and cans became cheap to make and discard.

However, as the UK runs out of landfill it could come back into fashion.

As a child growing up in the US, I would collect glass soda bottles to redeem for money. It’s too bad that we don’t reuse bottles any more.

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