Example of a letter for the Victorian Env Minister

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You can contact Lisa Neville by email or send her a letter.

 

The Hon Lisa Neville

Minister for the Environment

Level 17, 8 Nicholson Street,

East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Date:

Dear Ms Neville,


I support the introduction of a 10c refundable deposit on bottles and cans to clean up litter and increase recycling, in VICTORIA. Newspolls results (conducted in Nov 2013) show that I am not alone – almost 80% of Victorians agree.

As you know container deposits have operated successfully in South Australia for nearly 40 years and they are effective in over 40 places around the world. Cash for Containers has led to a significant increase in recycling rates in the Northern Territory in its first three years.

The NSW Government has recently announced that they will introduce Cash for Containers – beginning in July 2017. I want Victoria to be part of a harmonised east coast Container Deposit System.

I support a modern, efficient, convenient and low-cost container deposit system. The social and economic benefits include more jobs in resource recovery and a new source of income for charities. The environmental benefits are enormous with less plastic and other pollution in our waterways, parks and roadsides.

Litter studies by Sustainability Victoria show an increasing problem with drink containers and many of our waterways experience serious container litter. Local councils in the city and country can also benefit from Cash for Containers.

I call on you to introduce a 10c refundable deposit on bottles and cans in VICTORIA – to reduce the litter and increase the recycling of beverage containers.

Your sincerely,



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