Our global executive director, Julie Andersen, joined Andrew Castle on his popular talk show on the UK’s leading commercial radio broadcaster, LBC in London. The topic of conversation was the recently proposed bottle return scheme for the UK, along with general discussion on the overall problem of plastic pollution and how we solve the problem.

Andrew and Julie explore plastic bottle return deposits that have been implemented elsewhere, as well as other recycling measures that have worked in Germany, Sweden and Denmark. When Andrew raises the notion that growers and retailers need plastic packaging in order to deliver their apples and other products, Julie responds as follows:

“We didn’t always have this plastic and we were still able to get out apples.” Well said, Julie!

We thank Andrew for the discussion and further raising awareness on the issue of plastic pollution and our need to rethink plastic.

Listen to the entire interview below: