Don’t dilute or delay a Deposit Return Scheme

Our countryside is littered with discarded single-use drinks bottles and cans. 

We’ve been calling for the solution for over ten years. A simple system that prevents the littering of drinks containers and ensures recycling rates of over 90%: an all-in Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). 

Yet, despite committing two years ago to making this happen, the government is seeking to delay and water-down its promises once again.  

We’re sending a message in a bottle directly to the Prime Minister telling him to commit to an all-in DRS now. Will you add your name? 

Public pressure has worked before. In 2018, our campaigning led to the then environment secretary Michael Gove, giving his support for an all-in DRS.

Since then, even big drinks producers like Coca-Cola have agreed that the scheme is the answer to our litter problem. 

But now the government has released another, worrying consultation.

Not only are they delaying the scheme until the end of 2024 at the earliest, but they’re also still considering a half-hearted design that will set the system up to fail.

We can’t let this happen.

Together we can make this a priority again with a message straight to our decision-makers: don’t dilute or delay a Deposit Return Scheme.

Join us now for one last push. 

 
To the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

Don’t dilute or delay: act on the litter crisis and implement an all-in Deposit Return Scheme now. 

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