This blog looks at the Government’s war on plastic with bold new moves to tackle single use packaging.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced the bottle and can deposit return scheme moves earlier in the year.

He said: “We can be in no doubt that plastic is wreaking havoc on our marine environment.

“It is absolutely vital we act now to tackle this threat and curb the millions of plastic bottles a day that go unrecycled. We have already banned harmful microbeads and cut plastic bag use, and now we want to take action on plastic bottles to help clean up our oceans.”

What are the details of the plan?

The scheme will cover all drinks containers in England

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