Grantham Journal letter: Solution can found in a deposit

Rivercare Clean up, 024D ENGEMN00120131103084630
Rivercare Clean up, 024D ENGEMN00120131103084630
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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.

Marilyn Campbell

Dudley Road, Grantham