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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England

Appeal from National CPRE - Sign our message in a bottle to government

Monday, 26 April 2021 10:25

Appeal from National CPRE - Sign our message in a bottle to government

We urgently need your help to secure a Deposit Return Scheme…

Sound familiar? Two years ago, you supported our calls for a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) with the potential to cut all forms of drinks container litter.

Yet, despite this resulting in the then environment secretary committing to bringing in a DRS, that message seems to have been forgotten.

The government has released another consultation delaying everything until the end of 2024 at the earliest, and suggesting a half-hearted design that would set the system up to fail.

We’re fed up. So we’re sending a message in a bottle, signed by thousands of us, directly to the Prime Minister.

We’re telling him to get a move on - will you add your name now?

Sign the message in a bottle

Our countryside is littered with discarded, single-use drinks bottles and cans. They harm wildlife, pollute our waterways and spoil the beauty of nature.

And it’s completely unnecessary.

We’ve already won this argument. Even big drinks producers like Coca-Cola agree that an all-in DRS is the answer to our litter problem.

But a handful of trade bodies are trying to confuse and distract the government on this. Together we can drown out their empty claims with a message straight to our decision-makers: don’t dilute or delay deposit return.

Will you join us for one last push?

Add my name

At the end of May, we’ll be taking our message in a bottle directly to the Prime Minister.

With enough of us taking part, we can finally put the wheels in motion for the solution we need to our litter crisis.

Thank you for your ongoing support,
Maddy, Sam, Pat and Mark
CPRE the countryside charity

Read our response to the government's delay

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