Carolyn Lee

  • posted about cds vic on Facebook 2017-02-23 10:43:36 +1100
    Sign the petition: Ask the Victorian Government to push for a world class container deposit scheme

    Ask the Victorian Government to adopt a world class container deposit scheme

    2016 has been a positive year for Australia in terms of reducing beverage litter, with NSW, Queensland, WA and the ACT all commiting to a container deposit scheme (CDS). South Australia have had a CDS for decades and the Northern Territory implemented one in 2012.

    Victoria is the only mainland state that has yet to commit.

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    The Boomerang Alliance is now joining forces with Victorian community organisations and groups to push for action. The Victorian government is defending inaction on CDS with questionable statistics on litter and recycling rates. We are taking actions to dispell myths, raise awareness and work to present the true cost of inaction. The feedback we get from the community is that of overwhelming support for a CDS. Cash for container schemes cut litter, increase recycling rates, create jobs and support the local community by providing income to charities willing to collect cans and bottles.

    We want Victoria to become active NOW and commit to a container deposit scheme, harmonised with other states, in 2017!

    SO, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

    • Sign this petition to Lily D'Ambrosio asking for a CDS

    • Sign up to our campaign and join us in clean-ups, media stunts and other actions

    • Donate to our campaign


    HOW DOES A CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME WORK?

    A container deposit scheme is based on a refundable deposit able to be redeemed by the consumer or collectors at convenient locations. In other words, people get cash for recycling their containers. There are over 40 such systems around the world including in South Australia and the Northern Territory.  In SA which has a 10 cent deposit, over 85% of containers are recycled.

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    Dear Ms D'Ambrosio,

    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 since introduction in 2012.

    The NSW Government has announced that they will introduce Cash for Containers – beginning in July 2017 and the Queensland Government is working to join up with NSW in 2018.  I want Victoria to be part of a harmonised east coast Container Deposit System.

    Western Australia has also indicated it intends to introduce Cash for Containers - so Victoria looks like being the last mainland state to bring in this proven policy to reduce litter and increase beverage container recycling.

    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. The Senate Inquiry into Marine Plastic Pollution also recommended State Governments introduce a Container Deposit System by 2020 or Federal action may be warranted. 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.

    Yours sincerely

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  • commented on coles woolies action 2016-10-05 11:52:31 +1100
    What can we expect from the duopoly? However, pressure may work, or else let’s seek community organisations as Don Parry suggests instead. Lets not muddy the waters and involve the supermarkets who sell the cans and bottles in the first place!

  • donated 2016-02-24 11:08:20 +1100

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