Bottle return scheme gets the green light

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Bottle return scheme gets the green light

The government has announced plans for a scheme which will see consumers paying a deposit on drinks bottles and cans which is then repaid when they hand them in.

Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, confirmed the move, which aims to boost recycling rates and cut the amount of litter polluting the countryside and oceans.

The change has been welcomed by campaigners and Waterways charity Thames21 said it's positive, but needs to go further.

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