They’re also perturbed, even perplexed, that the Government is no nearer to introducing a plastic bottle deposit scheme nearly four years after Michael Gove, the then Environment Secretary, floated the idea.
What’s the hold-up? Other European countries discovered long ago that such a system incentivises people to recycle plastic bottles rather than simply discarding them to blight our neighbourhoods and open spaces.
Perhaps Mr Gove would care to explain, and justify, the hold-up to our readers – they’re not happy – and what message this sends out to the watching world in a year when Britain, as host of the COP26 climate summit, is supposed to be leading by example on the environment?
Over to you, Mr Gove.
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