From the BBC:
The Marine Conservation Society said more than 8,000 bottles were picked upduring its Great British Beach Clean Up in September, up 43% on 2014.
It wants deposit return schemes, which give money back to people who return empty bottles, to encourage recycling.
More than 6,000 volunteers collected and recorded litter along 340 beaches across the UK.
The MCS said putting a charge on the bottles of up to 20p, which gets refunded when they are returned, would change behaviour, and called for the UK government to explore the potential of such a scheme.
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This is one reason why Eco-Congregation is supporting the Have You Got The Bottle campaign.