In an article published on January 4, 2018, news provider Plastics News Europe (PNE) informed that the UK’s parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has called for measures to reduce the country’s plastic pollution. The committee proposed the introduction of a national deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, increasing the number of public water fountains, and adopting a producer responsibility compliance fee structure making producers of packaging financially responsible for disposal and recycling. Further, the committee urged the UK government to request 50% recycled plastic content in plastic bottles, to be achieved by 2023.

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PNE (January 4, 2018). “MPs call for deposit return scheme for plastic bottles in UK.