Tough talk on plastics pollution

Deposit return schemes and extensive extended producer responsibility regimes could help end the flagrant waste of plastic bottles and help safeguard the environment from irreparable damage, says David Palmer-Jones.

by David Palmer-Jones
Plastic bottles and other discarded items are having a detrimental effect on rivers and oceans. Photograph: Altomedia/123RF
Plastic bottles and other discarded items are having a detrimental effect on rivers and oceans. Photograph: Altomedia/123RF

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