Letter: Plastics: need for incentives
I fully support your campaign to 'Halt Killer Plastics' but what about the role of government too?
While a motion can be passed by local government, it will have no teeth unless central government has a policy backed by enforcement.
Greenpeace (online petition) are campaigning against Coca Cola.
Other countries such as Germany and Canada have returnable bottle schemes, so there is a model that works.
People of my generation will remember that all bottles (mainly glass) would be returned for money back, which supplemented kids pocket money.
The public would back a scheme if an incentive was given.
Tom FarrellLairs LaneSnainton