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The Daily Poll

Poll: Would you use a deposit return scheme?

Today is the last day to have your say on the scheme’s proposed design.

TODAY IS THE last day for the public to give feedback on the government’s proposed design of a deposit return scheme that would seek to increase recycling rates.

The scheme would see a 20c deposit introduced on plastic bottles up to 3 litres and aluminium cans that would be refunded when a container is returned.

Similar schemes have been around for decades, particularly across Europe, and were originally designed by the beverage industry as a way of ensuring the return of bottles to be washed, refilled and resold.

A public consultation paper was launched last month, inviting submissions on the design of Ireland’s scheme. You can have your say here before 5pm this evening. 

But today we’re asking: Would you use the deposit return scheme? 

Poll Results:

Yes, and it's about time (10843)
No, too much hassle (937)
Sometimes (568)
No interest/opinion (157)

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