29th Jan 2016: We first highlighted this issue last April but it hasn’t gone away. There are 16 million plastic bottles thrown away every day only half of which are recycled so it isn’t surprising many end up on our beaches & in the sea.
Deposit Return Systems – where you get cash back for returning your used drinks cans and bottles can reduce littering, increase recycling, and change behaviour.
A similar scheme in the US reduced drinks containers on US beaches by over 70%.
There are over 100,000 signatures so far, add your name to the petition & publicise this threat to our environment here