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Mar 29, 2017

Marine Conservation Society Calls for Change!


Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is asking the public to write to their local MP asking them to push for a Deposit Return System in the new litter strategy.

 

Plastic is filling our ocean and littering our beaches. It's lethal to wildlife and is entering our food chain. Worryingly, we don't yet know the full effects this will have on us.


All of us need to take responsibility for plastic waste - and we have an opportunity to do something right now.

Deposit Return Systems, where people can return used drinks bottles and cans and get cash back, work well in over 40 countries or states worldwide.

 

They've reduced littering by up to 80% and increased recycling to over 90%.


Like the carrier bag charge, it’s a simple idea with immediate effects.

 

Plastic Bottles

 

MCS want you to write to your local MP asking them to push for a Deposit Return System in the new litter strategy.  Click here for a letter template to write to your MP in England or click here if you live in Scotland.

Solway Firth Partnership