Bolder bottle return scheme could be worth £2bn, say campaigners

Restricted scheme would have far less benefit to UK economy, government data suggests

A comprehensive deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles, cans and glass could boost the economy by £2bn, government assessments show, as ministers weigh up which type of system to adopt.

Government data highlighted by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England indicates that a more restricted DRS involving only bottles of 750ml and under would benefit the economy by just £250m.

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Source: theguardian
Bolder bottle return scheme could be worth £2bn, say campaigners