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 glass or plastic container.
- In January 2020, the government introduced the Environment Bill which, if passed, will enable the establishment of deposit return schemes. In February 2021, the Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry into the introduction of the schemes, to assist with framing and help ensure efficacy.
- The Environment Bill is making its way through Parliament, so this policy is ‘in progress’.
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