The Latest News about our Campaigns

Waste to Energy - wrong way, go back!

The growing rush to incinerate recyclable materials in response to the current loss of export markets, is entirely the wrong way to go, the Boomerang...
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Letter to Environment Ministers

Dear Environment Minister, There has rarely been a more important meeting of environment ministers when it comes to waste and recycling.    
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Stop Australia becoming the dumping ground for microbeads

Next Friday 27 April 2018, our State and Federal Environment Ministers will meet to discuss crucial issues, including the introduction of a nationwide ban on...
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The Big Bottle tour around Victoria

After just two months, the NSW container deposit scheme is already collecting over 1.5 million containers a day. As the rest of Australia follows suit...
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Waste crisis: "the fear is palpable"

After years of relying on China to process our plastic rubbish into something useable, the new Chinese National Sword ban is set to have devastating...
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Last State to introduce Cash for Containers?

Container Deposit Schemes (CDS) operate or are about to be introduced in most States and Territories in Australia. South Australia has had a scheme in...
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Qld Container Refund Scheme - Delay

The Queensland Government has extended the timeframe for the introduction of the state’s container refund scheme from 1 July to 1 November 2018.The date was...
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100 million containers returned!

Wow! In less than 3 months over 100 million containers have been collected by Return and Earn!  And as we predicted they are finding markets...
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A genuine bag ban in Victoria needs 5 mins of your time

This is an important call to action. We need you to respond to the Victorian government's "Reducing Plastic Pollution" Discussion Paper. It won't take more than a...
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The bumpy road to container deposit in NSW

The NSW Container Deposit Scheme (Return and Earn) started on 1 December.  It’s the first modern scheme in Australia (there are older systems in South...
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