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Retailers resist UK plans for plastic bottle deposits

February 18, 2019 / CNN NEWSOURCE

Retailers are pushing back against UK government plans for a deposit return program designed to encourage recycling of plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The government is considering whether deposits on bottles should apply to all drink containers, or be limited to containers that are 750 milliliters (26.4 fluid ounces) or less. Environmental groups overwhelmingly support the first option, while retailers are pushing hard for the second. Shoppers would recoup the deposit when their bottles are recycled.