Ban plastic bottles and return to using glass, former minister pleads

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2022. 05. 02. 08:50

Britain should scrap plastic bottles and exclusively return to using glass, a former minister, Conservative former minister Sir Desmond Swayne (New Forest West) told the House of Commons.

According to the UK government, an estimated 14 billion plastic bottles and and five billion glass bottles are used by people in the UK every year.

However, the move to pay people for recycling drinks containers has also been delayed, with environment minister Jo Churchill confirming it is not expected until 2025.

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