Deposit scheme for plastic bottles 'could tackle waste in the oceans'
A study published by the Green Alliance argues introducing a deposit and refund system in the UK could ensure 95per cent of plastic bottles are collected and recycled.
Plastic from bottles is said to be responsible for a third of plastic on beaches
There it acts as a magnet for toxins, at it is eaten by fish and shellfish in the sea
A deposit and refund system could ensure 95per cent of bottles are collected
Germany, parts of Scandinavia, Canada and the USA use deposit systems