Depositing views on drinks scheme
Residents in England will soon have to pay a deposit when buying canned and bottled drinks in a bid to encourage recycling and cut waste.
The system will see a price increase, but consumers will receive their money back when they return the container.
And it is expected to cover single-use glass and plastic bottles, as well as steel and aluminium cans.
Similar initiatives which operate elsewhere range between 8p in Sweden and 22p in Germany.
The UK government announcement comes after the Blue Planet II TV series highlighted the threat of pollution in the oceans.
Environment secretary Michael Gove said there was no doubt that plastic was “wreaking havoc” on the marine environment.
The Advertiser took to the streets of Coatbridge and asked local residents for their views on the new scheme.
Baillieston pensioner William Simpson thought it was a good idea and said it would “stop all the pollution in the seas”.
But Coatbridge mum Sarah Campbell disagreed, saying “only certain shops would operate it”.
Ocean pollution The Blue Planet II series highlighted the importance of recyling