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Join us in telling the government: don’t dilute or delay a Deposit Return Scheme

Join us in telling the government: don’t dilute or delay a Deposit Return Scheme

Tuesday 8 June 2021

The Essex countryside is littered with discarded single-use drinks bottles and cans. CPRE has been calling for the solution for over 10 years: a simple system that prevents the littering of drinks containers and ensures recycling rates of more than 90 per cent: an all-in Deposit Return Scheme (DRS). Yet, despite committing two years ago […] Read more >

‘Six long years of dither and delay’: the countryside charity reacts as DRS is pushed back to 2024… at best

‘Six long years of dither and delay’: the countryside charity reacts as DRS is pushed back to 2024… at best

Thursday 25 March 2021

The much-anticipated deposit return scheme (DRS) is to be delayed until at least 2024, sparking a sharp response from CPRE, the countryside charity. It was three years ago almost to the day that then-Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced we would all be paying a deposit of up to 22 pence on plastic and glass bottles, […] Read more >

Don’t cave in to the drinks industry lobbyists! CPRE urges government to adopt ‘all-in’ deposit return system

Don’t cave in to the drinks industry lobbyists! CPRE urges government to adopt ‘all-in’ deposit return system

Monday 28 October 2019

More than one in four bottles littering our countryside may not be included in the deposit return scheme (DRS) if the government buckles under pressure from industry, according to CPRE. Responding to the publication of the Environment Bill, which will allow for the creation of the DRS, CPRE is urging the government to continue with […] Read more >

£1 billion: how local charities could benefit from the deposit return system

£1 billion: how local charities could benefit from the deposit return system

Wednesday 29 May 2019

One in five people using a UK-wide deposit return system would donate the deposits they had paid on drinks cans and bottles to charity all the time, producing potential annual donations of more than £1 billion to good causes. The results came from a survey carried out by ICM Unlimited and published by CPRE on […] Read more >