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How Deposits on Plastic Bottles Helps the Oceans

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Sea Save Foundation

    Sea Save Foundation Sea Save Foundation Leader

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    The United Kingdom is studying a scheme to introduce deposits on plastic bottles. It is estimated that the UK could see recycle rates rise from 57 percent to 80 or 90 percent. Recycling would help reduce the estimated 8 million tons of plastic that enters the ocean each year.

    Read more here (story #2).

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  2. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Out here on Catalina Island we pay the bottle deposits but there is no place to get the deposit back. The local trash company sorts out all recyclables and uses the deposit refund to fund their effort at returning all recyclables to the appropriate center on the mainland.
     

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