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‘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 >

How lockdown drove more people to the countryside… and produced more litter

How lockdown drove more people to the countryside… and produced more litter

Tuesday 22 December 2020

It can’t come as a surprise to anyone who loves the countryside that one of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has been a shocking increase in litter. More than a third of adults in England (38 per cent) have seen more litter near to where they live since the start of the pandemic and […] 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 >

High Sheriff of Essex: why I’m targeting the menace of litter

High Sheriff of Essex: why I’m targeting the menace of litter

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Dr James Bettley, High Sheriff of Essex, has chosen to make litter one of the themes of his year in office. Here he writes for CPRE Essex on why he feels so strongly about the issue and tells how he has been joining volunteers across the county as they tackle a seemingly ever-present scourge. For […] 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 >

Two top speakers will grace CPRE Essex’s AGM

Two top speakers will grace CPRE Essex’s AGM

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Just a little reminder: the Essex branch of CPRE is holding its AGM this weekend – and there are two very special speakers to inform and entertain you after the formal business has been completed. Sam Harding, director of CPRE’s national litter programme, will be giving a talk entitled, perhaps unsurprisingly, Litter Picking Programme. Then […] Read more >

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