Collier and Lee Counties Edition

Bottle Buyback

Britain May Charge Deposit to Reduce Bottle Litter

Picsfive/Shutterstock.com

Britain only recycled 57 percent of the plastic bottles that were sold there in 2016, and is considering charging a deposit fee to reduce litter. Scotland is also introducing a deposit return policy for cans and bottles. Denmark recycles 90 percent and South Australia 80 percent by using deposits as an incentive.

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove says that almost 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans each year, with up to 80 percent washing out to sea from land. Gove is consulting with the industry to determine the advantages and disadvantages of different types of reward and return systems for plastic, metal and glass drinks containers. Britain’s decision to charge a deposit for each plastic bag in 2015 has slashed usage.


This article appears in the February 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Correction

A news brief that appeared in the June issue contained an error regarding the benefits of cupping. We regret the error.

Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee Supports Local Farms

Yoga Teacher Training at FloYo Naples

FloYo Naples will conduct a 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified yoga teacher training from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., July 20 through August 5.

Detoxify Series at Woodhouse Day Spa

The Woodhouse Day Spa, in Naples, is offering a discount on its Summer Detoxify series. From July 1 through the end of October, customers can enjoy four organic seaweed treatments for the price of three.

New Healthy Home Cleaning Company

Cindy Bisanti uses Norwex cleaning cloths with the power of silver ions and BacLock technology, and eco-friendly, homemade cleaning products and essential oils to clean homes throughout Lee and Collier counties.

Add your comment: