We may soon have to pay a deposit when buying drink bottles and cans to cut down on waste and increase recycling.
The scheme has been announced by the Government to reduce the amount of plastic we use.
The BBC is reporting
that it means the cost of bottled water and cans will go up, but we will get our money back if we return the containers.
The scheme is expected to cover single-use glass and plastic bottles, and steel and aluminium cans.
According to the Guardian
, the amount consumers pay will vary depending on the size of the bottle or can. It is also reporting that returning bottles and cans will be done via 'reverse vending machines'.
Do you think this is an important step to reducing waste? One of Pure Planet's staff has just completed her challenge of living without single-use plastic
for a month.