Gove signals support for English DRS scheme

DEFRA has launched a consultation into the potential introduction of a deposit return scheme and called on a working group investigating the matter to speed up its work

Environment secretary Michael Gove has hinted at his support for the introduction of a Just 57% of plastic bottles sold in the UK were collected for recycling in 2016. Photograph: picsfive/123RFdeposit return scheme (DRS), calling for evidence on “how we could make it work in England”.

The new environment secretary made the comments on 2 October as he announced the launch of a four-week government consultation on the potential introduction of such a scheme.

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