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The government has invited views on how reward & return schemes for drinks containers could work in England by issuing a call for evidence– (closes on 30 October 2017).

More than 8m tonnes of plastic are discarded into the world’s oceans each year, putting marine wildlife under serious threat.  Up to 80% of this is estimated to have been originally lost or discarded on land before washing out to sea, and plastic bottles are a particular concern - with figures showing just 57% of those sold in the UK in 2016 collected for recycling.
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Defra:  Views sought on reward & return schemes for drinks containers

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