Would you return bottles to get money back?

Polls

6th April 2018

THE Government has announced plans for England to bring in a deposit return scheme for drinks containers, to help tackle problems with litter and ocean pollution.

The system would mean that drinks will cost more, but you will be able to get a deposit of 10-20p back for each plastic or glass bottle and metal can that you return.

It’s likely that ‘reverse vending machines’ will be set up in places like supermarkets, where people can take all of their used containers and get some cash back.

A similar system has helped Germany to increase packaging recycling rates to 97%. At the moment, the UK uses around 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year, but more than five billion aren’t recycled.

The Government’s Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, said: “We can be in no doubt that plastic is wreaking havoc on our marine environment – killing dolphins, choking turtles and degrading our most precious habitats.” He hopes to work with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to make sure that everyone uses the same system.

The Marine Conservation Society says that plastic and glass bottles, lids and other plastic food and drink items make up 20% of the rubbish that they find on beach cleans.

Before the scheme starts, the Government will talk to industry, shops and consumers to work out the best way forward. At the same time, the Government says that they will reform other aspects of packaging, to force producers to think about the environment more.

Keep Britain Tidy said that a study of litter by roadsides found that cans and glass bottles could be killing millions of shrews and voles. The animals make their homes in the containers but often can’t get out because they’re too slippy.

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rivalgamer · 3 years ago

Yes I would

RoseBun · 3 years ago

Why wouldn't you

RoseBun · 3 years ago

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bucky · 3 years ago

I would as long as people washed their bottles before having them back again.

ac20 · 3 years ago

It is really important that we recycle our bottles.

flameemily · 3 years ago

I don’t see why people wouldn’t do this, it is a good start to reducing plastic waste and people get the extra money they payed for the bottle back.

sgadders · 3 years ago

I had a hot chocolate the other day that had a paper cup but it was then coated in this plasticky cover which meant it wasn't recyclable I have no idea why they still do that knowing that everyone who buys one is going to just pollute the earth. Do they even know what they are causing?

sgadders · 3 years ago

I think that idea is really good though!!!!!????

tintin13 · 3 years ago

First to comment brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

vulcanic · 3 years ago

We should use the return scheme, because it will help save lots of animals lives and help the environment while also creating a reward scheme for people who don’t normally recycle.

bulldog27 · 3 years ago

I would not return a bottle for money. I would rather recycle it myself. Just to be sure

spacewoman · 3 years ago

I think that we should definitely think environmentally friendly and try to recycle as much as possible

xmasfan · 3 years ago

I would return bottles as the original price of the drinks would have gone up. Therefore, you are helping the environment while earning back part of the money you paid for the drink.

Magic10 · 3 years ago

Yes I would, it sounds like a great idea, but just because it worked in other countries doesn’t mean it would work in ours. Only problem for us, they will cost more, but that may reduce the amount of people buying them, thus less plastic used. It’s good that the government are taking actions on how to protect the environment. 13 billion bottles a year! Wow, that’s more than the people on Earth! In just the UK! We need to fix this. Go the UK!

leila.s · 3 years ago

Yes because you aren’t buying the bottle you are buying the water. The bottle is something to hold the water. The water is a vital part of our diet but doing that we are throwing away the plastic and killing animals in the sea.

cmi_hall1 · 3 years ago

Yes I would if I got some of my money back because that money could be used to give to charities who help the environment.

ltarling66 · 3 years ago

I would say yes, bottles can affect the waters, which means species of animals can die out and become extinct. Sadly, only 1 in 5 plastic bottles are recycled. If they're bought back, then we can save species, and then we can be happy.

ecrabbit · 3 years ago

I’d do anything to look after the animals, so yes, but it would be quite a faff, day if you wanted to buy a Ribera and then you took it home and drink it - does it mean you have to go all the way back to the shop to give it back? And what if you lived really far away?? But if it would save animals I’d definitely do it!!

bigfatcat · 3 years ago

I think that it’s a very good idea but I would prefer it if they were a little bit clearer on how you can return them, overall it’s a great way of dealing with this big worldwide problem.

bigfatcat · 3 years ago

I think that it’s a very good idea but I would prefer it if they were a little bit clearer on how you can return them, overall it’s a great way of dealing with this big worldwide problem.

catonclan · 3 years ago

I think that it is a brilliant idea and will have a large impact on the environment because people do not want to lose money!

catonclan · 3 years ago

1st comment

catonclan · 3 years ago

:-)

gracoo · 3 years ago

I think it is a good idea because it will encourage people to recycle plastic.

lcflogi · 3 years ago

I think we should because we are not helping are planet if we are killing even the most common animals.

unicorn746 · 3 years ago

I think its a good idea because there is waaaaaay too much plastic everywhere.

unicorn746 · 3 years ago

im #frst2comnt

licorne · 3 years ago

By doing this we are saving the Environment and by saving the Environment we are making this world a better place for everyone.

smallgod · 3 years ago

Yes I would because 10 and 20ps can add up to lots of money and it is good for the enviroment.

waterlucky · 3 years ago

why would you not want your money back? #first2comments

1isme · 3 years ago

I would, but I think that the government is waisting money on thing that we should do anyway.

dolfincake · 3 years ago

I would return bottles back because of two reasons. Firstly, if you are spending money a lot for various things such as family birthday presents, outfits for dancing or maybe even things for yourself, parents, or us children, can receive some savings, even if it's only 10p or 20p. Secondly, after reading First News and discovering that only, at least a quarter of the bottles do not get recycled and are dumped in the oceans. This will be bad for the fish if they get some of it and it will affect us because if we catch that same fish and eat it, we will also be affected by the plastic. I vote for a YES!

RoseBun · 3 years ago

It would be better for the world.

oceangirl · 3 years ago

First to comment

Yes definitely

sophette · 3 years ago

Sure! Why not? You get money back, it helps save our oceans, and it might stop litter! So I think it’s a great plan!

donutlove · 3 years ago

Yeah! It's good for the environment, of course I would

fragrance · 3 years ago

This is a step further into the greatest society
ever ! In my humble opinion on this matter,recycling has its biggest problem yet .This is its biggest opportunity to solve this matter .So grab it by the head and take it.

dizzystar · 3 years ago

I said yes because returning bottles save animals and you would still get money back. Even if it made the drinks cost more, it would only be a tiny bit more.

ggg · 3 years ago

I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA BECAUSE IT WOULD BE NICE TO GET A REWARD FOR RECYCLING AND HELPING OUR PLANET.

jic007 · 3 years ago

3 Points:
1) I love animals so anything to help them would be great for me!
2) when I am allowed to get fizzy drinks/ sugary drinks they aren't that cheap so giving money back would encourage people to return their cans and bottles.
3) A raised tax is a good idea because people would want to spend less on unhealthy drinks.
Anything like that is a yes to me.

hobbes123 · 3 years ago

I think ? that some people will pick up the litter to get the money ?????and the more people pick up the litter the less animals will get extinct !!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????☘️☘️???????????????????☀️?????????????????????????????use a:?if you agree !!annnnnd I was the first to comment

rider13 · 3 years ago

I think the deposit scheme is a good idea because it gives people the choice to save money and save the environment at the same time with less plastic in circulation.

· 3 years ago

yes I think that is a good idea because other people can use your bottles other than the company making more so its better for environment

mt2006 · 3 years ago

I said yes because it pollutes the oceans way to much and you never know in 10 years we may not even have fish to eat.!

mt2006 · 3 years ago

It also kills so many animals
:(

kinsparke9 · 3 years ago

I half think it is a good idea but on the other hand, what actually happens with the recycling? Lots of used plastic gets made into garden furniture and that’s RECYCLED plastic! How many people want garden furniture?! Ok yes, it can be useful but when a plastic chair breaks it probably just goes to landfill!

daisy101 · 3 years ago

I would because it could help Global Warming and prevent it going further than it has already

newslover · 3 years ago

I'd definitely would! Plus... why wouldn't you want to at least try to make Earth a much cleaner place by just by returning a simple bottle? You also get MONEY for it. But i hope that people return their bottles cleaned instead of dirty if we do have this system up and running.

newslover · 3 years ago

I'd definitely would! Plus... why wouldn't you want to at least try to make Earth a much cleaner place by just by returning a simple bottle? You also get MONEY for it. But i hope that people return their bottles cleaned instead of dirty if we do have this system up and running. :)

i_care · 3 years ago

I think this is a good idea and lots of people would do it. But is saving our planet for future generations not a good enough incentive?

Jonty · 3 years ago

I think it is a great idea because it is terrible how plastic is polluting our world and getting stuck in the sea. Now, I think that people would make an effort to get their money while recycling at the same time. So, you are killing two birds with one stone.

tunafish · 3 years ago

I would definitely do this even not for money why do the government need to pay you for something that you should be doing normally but I would definitely do it then you could give the money to charities and that would do even more good?

ep-22579 · 3 years ago

I would return a plastic bottle to get money back because what is the use of a used bottle? It is a good idea.

ironman5 · 3 years ago

Its a good scheme but that means the house would get cluttered, they should have them on the high street to reduce rubbish there

Catman · 3 years ago

Great idea, lets fight against plastic in are seas!

explorer12 · 3 years ago

Yes I would,because it would be good for the environment and save money.

boss13 · 3 years ago

It is helping the environment so why not? Also, it would be saving hundreds of animals; even the most common ones! Whenever you go to the beach and a wave comes in, loads of plastic bottles wash up on the shore - this is not fair on any animal whatsoever. We as humans need to protect these beautiful creatures; not kill them with our rubbish!

jake10 · 3 years ago

Yes because it would be helping the environment

orangebob9 · 3 years ago

I voted definatly yes!!!!

artymartin · 3 years ago

Yes I would because here in Germany when we go to the checkout we pay 25 P more than the total price so when we return the bottles in the recycling machine we get 25 P back.

mrmilo · 3 years ago

If you don't want us to sort out the plastic problem then you should because otherwise our animals could die and we eat animals so then we would get less food and then we would die so the world would be a huge mess and we would not be able to sort it out.

dollop · 3 years ago

YASSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ingy · 3 years ago

I would encourage this as it also not just helps the animals but reduces the amount of rubbish.

ravens · 3 years ago

Yes i would as animals are dead only because people are being lazy and they cant just put there litter in a bin.

ravens · 3 years ago

Also if people think that we wont have meat as a lot of people don't eat meat like me and people breed animals so us humans will be fed.

fantastict · 3 years ago

Yes. Parents would be happy.

fresh · 3 years ago

Of course for the money and as long as their are washed.

holly · 3 years ago

That would be cruel ?if you kept doing it because they keep getting stuck and also they're not doing
anything to you

bobfm · 3 years ago

I think no because I am not going to carry a bottle bag in the middle of a shopping centre!
I think we just need to use can-o-bottles like they do at ZSL London zoo!

j.morrison · 3 years ago

We want to reduce the amount of plastic we use to save the planet!!!!!!?????

hazzter21 · 3 years ago

?yup

bonjour · 3 years ago

We're helping out the environment which is good, so??????????????????

amazinguni · 3 years ago

Why not?

fox64 · 3 years ago

Saves the environment, so why not?

samuel08 · 3 years ago

Yes I would so I can get a few p and help the planet

kaena · 3 years ago

YES!!!! it would save our planet and i would not do it for the money but for the environment!

catiebug11 · 3 years ago

I would so!!! I mean, anything to save the planet, pollution has got to go...

elise2006 · 3 years ago

I wouldn't because you could just recycle ♻️ them yourself

guest_8133 · 3 years ago

I get moneyz then go to wilko when the pix and mic is on half price

raegoer · 3 years ago

Of course I would! Helping out the environment for money? Help and be helped? Those are my morals! ?

sisi · 3 years ago

I'm so glad that they're doing this, plastic bottles are killing our Earth and replacing amazing marine life. So, definitely, yes.

buster_08 · 3 years ago

Yes, why not if it means you are helping the earth and getting money it's a double bonus so why not?!

buster_08 · 3 years ago

Yes, why not if it means you are helping the earth and getting money it's a double bonus so why not?!

holholster · 3 years ago

I wouldn't return bottles to get money back, because it would mean going to the shops nearly every day, and I bet you would only get a small amount of money for returning them.

xcurlysuex · 3 years ago

Maybe. I mean, if you pay for something it would be great to earn part of your money back. It's not so good idea for people that are travelling to a holiday. They would stop and buy drinks then carry on while drinking. They aren't going to turn around for an extra 10p! My final answer is maybe.

huddlest · 3 years ago

YES THAT WOULD BE GREAT

synchro101 · 3 years ago

I’m too busy to return bottles and plus where would the money come from

pony · 3 years ago

I think you should because it will encourage recycling more often.

Pipseycat · 3 years ago

I've got a ride on tractor with a trailer and i could go around the local streets and pick up the bottles from peoples houses and save the fuss of taking them to the shop and i would do it but i get the money!

jedigeorge · 3 years ago

yeah, I mean more money, end it there peeps!

pbadminton · 2 years ago

Yeah yes yep Ye yes I would ?????

trudie · 2 years ago

Why not if you get money back I think it's a perfect deal