It’s good for the planet, good for jobs, and would save local governments millions of dollars every year. These are just some of the reasons why our politicians should implement a national 10 cent refund-recycle scheme.
‘Cash for Containers’ has been operating for decades in South Australia, where recycling rates are more than double those across Australia. Other countries with similar schemes boast rates of over 95%. It’s the sensible solution to prevent plastic pollution littering our beaches and clogging up our waterways.
The majority of State Premiers across Australia have shown support for the scheme, but a handful of beverage industry giants like Coca-Cola are doing all they can to get it scrapped.
Sharing these simple facts far and wide will help make this scheme a reality. Read on and share this with everyone.
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[INFOGRAPHIC]: why we need a national Cash for Containers scheme in Australia right now http://bit.ly/10JCvOk via @GreenpeaceAustP #CokeFail | Tweet this
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[INFOGRAPHIC]: 15,000 bottles and cans are littered in Aus every min (8 billion per year!) http://bit.ly/10JCvOk via @GreenpeaceAustP | Tweet this
How you can help
Our State politicians have the power to make the ultimate decision, but they’re coming under intense pressure from beverage industry giants not to pass a national scheme. Click here to send a personal message to your MP today.