plastics industry fought for weaker government recycling targets - plastic water bottle suppliers
A Freedom of Information request revealed that the plastic industry has successfully lobbied the government to cut recycling targets.
The reduction introduced last year resulted in thousands of tons of plastic being sent to landfill sites, burned or dumped.
As the government says there is no immediate deposit plan, the role of the industry in the decision has emerged --
Plastic bottle return plan.
The Prince of Wales said last month that the UK should learn from Germany, where plastic bottle reverse vending machines have recycled more than 95 plastic bottles, compared to 57 in the UK.
Beverage manufacturers including Coca-Cola