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V687 - Bottle Deposits Bill 2014 (Second Reading) Watch

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    V687 - Bottle Deposits Bill 2014 (Second Reading), TSR Government

    Bottle Deposits Bill 2014
    An Act introducing deposits on plastic and glass beverage bottles.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1: Preparation of Bottles
    (1) This Act applies to beverages sold in sealed plastic bottles and beer and cider sold in glass bottles.
    (2) Manufacturers must present their bottle dimensions and barcode to the Government.
    (3) Plastic bottles to which this Act applies must bear a barcode and the legend "DEPOSIT £0.25".
    (4) Glass bottles to which this Act applies must bear a barcode and the legend "DEPOSIT £0.10".

    2: Introduction of Deposits
    (1) A charge of 25 pence per bottle will be added at the time of sale to the price of beverages sold in plastic bottles.
    (2) A charge of 10 pence per bottle will be added at the time of sale to the price of beer and cider sold in glass bottles.
    (3) This charge applies first when the product is sold by the manufacturer, but must be maintained in all following transactions
    (4) The deposit must be included in the displayed price.
    (5) The manufacturer must provide a record of all deposits levied and provide this, along with the deposit money, to the Government on the final working day of each month (the final working day before the 24th for December).

    3: Reverse Vending Machines
    (1) The Government will install and maintain a reverse vending machine in all premises
    selling beverages on which a deposit is levied with a floor area of at least 300 m2.
    (2) Reverse vending machines must accept the empty bottles and return the deposit.
    (3) The deposit may be returned either in cash or electronic payment.

    4: Commencement, Short Title and Extent
    (1) This Act may be cited as the Bottle Deposits Act 2014.
    (2) This bill shall extend to the United Kingdom; and
    (3) Shall come into force on the 1st of September 2015.

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    Abstain. It's an OK idea, but think of the wasted journey and fuel on returning bottles when they start to clutter up the house. Why can't the deposits be returned via the government by bin men when they collect recyclables?
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    My concerns were ignored so it's a no.
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    The Ayes to the right: 20
    The Noes to the left: 14
    Abstentions: 3

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