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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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