As a member of the Civic Society, I regularly take part in the Rivercare clean-up. A large portion of the litter consists of drink cans and bottles.
We used to have a system of “money back” deposits repayable when the bottles were returned to the shop or pub – indeed it was a source of income when I was a child. I understand some European countries still have this arrangement.
We could solve our litter problems and, at the same time, improve recycling with, for instance, a 20p deposit on all cans and bottles.
Dudley Road, Grantham