petition for the united kingdom to adopt a German style bottle recycling system
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this is a petition calling on government to introduce a bottle recycling system similar to that of Germany.
in Germany there is a system in place called the Einwegpfand
Most supermarkets in Germany have a reverse vending machine designed to be used by customers which scans "Pfand" (returns barcode) and prints a receipt to the total value of the items given which can in turn be exchanged for cash or used against the value of ones next purchases
i feel as though this would encourage recycling as people would then have an incentive to do so as everyone has to go shopping so it would simply be a case of bringing your old containers with you in order to get a voucher off your shopping
during my time in Germany i saw almost no litter and believe this to be a direct result of the recycling system in place there.
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