Paid recycling schemes. Why hasn’t the UK introduced them yet?

Those of you that know me offline will know that I end up with lots of plastic soda bottles by the end of any given week. They end up sat in my car for weeks, occasionally months. Well, I happened to look up ‘paid plastic bottle recycle schemes UK’. They don’t have any national ones around this country, and certainly none near my locality. In most European companies they have been doing this years. Those countries have a high rate of recycling because people are given a few pence per item to recycle. They have cleaner looking streets than us too. I read that they’ve only ’talked about’ making this a thing here for the previous 4 or 5 years. We spend far too much time discussing things here and not enough pushing for implementation of actions.

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