Pret A Manger considering a 10p plastic bottle deposit return scheme in Brighton

Sandwich chain Pret A Manger has asked customers for feedback on introducing a deposit return scheme for plastic bottles. The chain said it wants to trial its own return scheme that would add 10p to all Pret plastic bottles and return 10p for each one given back to its shops to recycle. Any unclaimed deposits would be invested in future sustainability work. Pret hopes the trial will go ahead in Brighton in April, and if successful, the scheme could be extended across the country during Fall this year.

Earlier this year Pret introduced a 50p discount on hot drinks for customers who use reusable cups in an effort to “help change habits”, while the company has also said it will source a “well-designed” reusable cup to launch later this year. More at the Daily Mail