Deposit return scheme in fight against plastic

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Defra (the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) has announced that a deposit return scheme for single-use drinks containers will be introduced, subject to a consultation later this year, in a bid to increase reduce plastic waste. The consultation will look at how the scheme will work and the scope of the measures to reduce waste and increase recycling rates.  Click here to see our previous article.