Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Search in posts
Search in pages
Search in groups
Search in users
Search in forums
Filter by Custom Post Type
Filter by Categories
Activities
Alternative Jobs
Back up your life
Banking
Beauty
Car
Clothing etc
Computer
Don't be a dick
Family
Flights
Food & Drink
Fun Methods
Gaming
General Saving / Must Read Posts
Home
Improve yourself
Insurance
Invest
Long term cash
Mobile Phones
News
Product Recalls
Products we recommend
Profit
Quick Cash
Refunds
Save
Scams
Spend less
Students
Technology
Things that impress us
Trains
Travel
Tricks companies play
TV
Uncategorized

More 10ways posts:

Featured Videos:

Legendary Deals:

More 10ways posts:

Do you think a plastic bottle deposit scheme could work in the UK? How will this save me money?

Do you think a plastic bottle deposit scheme could work in the UK? How will this save me money?

Basically, everyone gets charged ~15p extra for each plastic bottled / canned drink etc they buy, then if the container is placed into a recycling machine the 15p is given back, this scheme is potentially coming to the UK soon, subject to consultation the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed today.

Who pays?

It’s not decided yet but we hope it’s the drinks companies on the proviso that if they join the system they get a reduced tax rate. Could it work?

Proof it can work (Norway Video):

In total 40 countries worldwide – including Germany, Sweden and Israel – and 21 US states have some kind of deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, from what we’ve seen numbers o

The UK Government in March announced they were going into consultation phase of reintroducing such a scheme in the UK.

Germany charges the equivalent of 22p and has seen a 97% recycling rate, currently (December 2017) only 43% of UK plastic bottles are recycled 1.

How does this give me more money in my pocket?

  • Lower cost to produce new bottles, in theory, could reduce costs
  • Cleaner streets, roads etc = less council tax spent on cleaning up
  • Extends the length of time taxpayer-funded landfills can operate (therefore reducing costs)
  • Collecting free money as you walk around your neighbourhoods

What happens to the money left over from those that simply chuck the bottles in the bin?

It goes to fund the scheme or is added as profits back to the drink companies.

What do the drink companies think?

Coca-Cola UK told the Independent: “We have embarked on a major review of our sustainable packaging strategy to understand what role we can play in unlocking the full potential of a circular economy in Great Britain.”

 

Do you think a plastic bottle deposit scheme could work in the UK?

Where can I learn more?

Read more on this Wikipedia articleon this BBC article or this .Gov article.

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/22/make-supermarkets-and-drinks-firms-pay-for-plastic-recycling-say-mps

More 10ways.com posts:

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

avatar

wpDiscuz

Leave a Facebook comment

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/22/make-supermarkets-and-drinks-firms-pay-for-plastic-recycling-say-mps
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/22/make-supermarkets-and-drinks-firms-pay-for-plastic-recycling-say-mps