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U.K. supermarkets look to bottle deposits to cut pollutionA return scheme for plastic bottles could soon allow British consumers to enjoy a drink of juice or water without adding to a sea of pollution – as well as getting some of their money back. The idea of a deposit return scheme for bottles has won the backing of two supermarkets, Iceland and the Co-op, the first major retailers to support the policy to promote recycling and tackle ocean plastic pollution.From fishing lines to flip flops, there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in the world's oceans, according to a 2014 study.Britain recycled just over half of the bottles that were sold in 2016, well behind the rates achieved in Denmark and South Australia where deposit return schemes boosted rates to as high as 90 percent.Scotland has already committed to introducing a deposit return scheme.
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