How can we stop people leaving plastic bottles on the beach?

Answer

Educating people about the consequences of littering the beach with plastic is good, but generally has a limited effect. Dissuading people through laws and policing can help, but again isn't that effective. Providing people with incentives to recycle would seem to be a workable idea that does have evidence of success. The UK, for example, is currently introducing a deposit scheme, where people receive money when they return plastic bottles after use. The ideal solution, however, would be for all plastic products to be replaced with biodegradable alternatives.

Updated on April 12, 2018

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