Malta To Reintroduce Cash-For-Bottles System As Part Of War Against Plastic

People in Malta will soon be able to get cash back for returned plastic bottles similar to the scheme used in the past for returnable glass bottles.

By 2019, the island will aim to collect more than 70% of the plastic bottles it placed on the market, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced today.

Dr Muscat spoke about the Our Ocean conference organised in Malta this week and said it was time for the island to take action when it comes to plastic.

The current rate of plastic pollution around the country was “intolerable”, he said, and in the future this would not only have an impact on our seas and marine life but also trickle down to the food we will be able to eat due to chemical contamination especially with fish