Introduce a deposit return scheme for plastic and glass
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Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.43
...and introduce a deposit return scheme to incentivise people to recycle plastic and glass.
- This is a promise to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS), under which customers pay a small ‘deposit’ on top of the price of a product, which is refunded if they return the empty container.
- In January 2020, the government introduced the Environment Bill which, if passed, will enable the establishment of deposit schemes.
- The Environment Bill is making its way through Parliament, so this policy is ‘in progress’.
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