Cash For Containers

We have all seen the litter. It’s hard to miss. Actually every minute no less than 15,000 bottles and cans are littered or landfilled in Australia. This represents more packaging waste per person than many overseas countries. Insane isn't it? Fortunately a simple solution is at hand. It is called Cash for Containers or Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) and Coca-Cola is exerting tremendous pressure on policy makers to reject it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58rvQ60ae2s
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What a waste!

For many decades used products and materials were just dumped on land and in the ocean, and some were burnt. It was only after significant community concern began to make clean air and water, and then recycling a priority, that landfilling became unpopular and incinerators were shut. And as our standard of living increased and we consumed more things, we began to waste an enormous amount of resources as well as the energy used to mine and manufacture them.
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E-Waste

Tens of millions of items of electronic waste, from laptops, to old monitors and TVs and smaller products are dumped into landfill every year. They contain highly toxic materials as well as rare precious metals. Many other countries have had e-waste recycling schemes for years, but Australia has lagged behind with a paltry 17% recycling rate for TVs and computers and much less for other items. It’s just not good enough.
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Toxic Tyres

Tyres are pretty harmless right? When the dealer fits my new tyres they recycle them don’t they? That’s what most tyre dealers and manufacturers want you to believe. Unfortunately the reality is that when you buy new tyres you are probably being ripped off through an elaborate ‘con job’ perpetuated by unethical and dishonest tyre dealers and criminal smugglers posing as recyclers. This practice has devastating and often tragic consequences.
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