Bring back bottle deposits to stop plastic pollution in our oceans
Stop marine plastic pollution by introducing a small, refundable deposit on all plastic bottles, glass bottles and cans to recycle the 16 million plastic bottles thrown away every day.
Surfers Against Sewage have just moved their bottle deposit petition onto the 38 Degrees petition site to reach even more supporters.
16 million plastic bottles are thrown away every day, many of which will find their way into our oceans.
Why is this important?
In the UK we use a staggering 38.5 million single-use plastic bottles and a further 58 million cans every day! Only half of these are recycled, so it's no surprise that many of these end up on our beaches and in our oceans.
Plastic bottles take 450 years to break down, killing marine life, harming the coastal ecosystem and ruining our beaches.
Placing a small deposit on plastic bottles and cans would dramatically increase recycling and reduce marine plastic pollution.
For full information on deposit return systems please visit Surfers Against Sewage's Message In A Bottle campaign site. https://www.sas.org.uk/messageinabottle/
Please sign the petition here
A delegation from Surfers Against Sewage will deliver the petition signatures to the Governments in Westminster (London), Holyrood (Edinburgh), Senedd (Cardiff) and Stormont (Belfast).
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