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Supermarkets In UK Add New Bottle Deposit Return On Recyclables

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Iceland and Co-op supermarkets in the United Kingdom are poised to initiate a new bottle return program for plastics in order to tackle pollution, according to a survey released by Greenpeace. With plastic use continuing to rise, initiating a monetary incentive for recycling the material holds significant promise for keeping the material out of landfills.

The plastic redemption program would function like any other bottle deposit.

In the proposed program, deposit fees would be added onto plastic bottles at time of purchase. When bottles get returned, customers would receive their deposits back.

If you regularly purchase a gallon of milk and it comes with a bottle return, you could bring back your empty bottle each time you buy a new gallon. It's an easy way to remember to return recyclables; and functions best for people who often shop at the same store or buy a lot of repeat purchases.