How Deposits on Plastic Bottles Helps the Oceans

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Sea Save Foundation

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Malibu, California
The United Kingdom is studying a scheme to introduce deposits on plastic bottles. It is estimated that the UK could see recycle rates rise from 57 percent to 80 or 90 percent. Recycling would help reduce the estimated 8 million tons of plastic that enters the ocean each year.

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The Lorax for the Kelp Forest
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Rest in Peace
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Santa Catalina Island, CA
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2500 - 4999
Out here on Catalina Island we pay the bottle deposits but there is no place to get the deposit back. The local trash company sorts out all recyclables and uses the deposit refund to fund their effort at returning all recyclables to the appropriate center on the mainland.

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