DEFRA report rejects the case for bottle deposits

The Environment Department (DEFRA) looks set to reject the case for deposits on drinks packaging to encourage recycling. Money should be invested in kerbside collections instead, a DEFRA-commissioned report says.

Deposits on cans and bottles should not be introduced to encourage recycling, according to a report for the Environment Department (DEFRA).

The report, by consultants ERM, was commissioned by DEFRA to inform its new packaging strategy, due to be published in February.

It follows pressure from the Campaign to Protect Rural England, which says a deposit of at least five pence on all single-use drinks cans and bottles would increase r

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