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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Qld Election: Who's acting to reduce plastic litter?
Boomerang Alliance asked political parties in Queensland about their policies on plastic litter and waste reductions. With a plastic bag ban and container refund scheme...
Queensland Election - Our Policy Recommendations
The last three years in QLD have been significant for plastic reduction policies. A ban on plastic bags and a Container Refund Scheme are now law, with...
Victoria will ban plastic bags - Where are you NSW?
Have you heard the news? Yesterday Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Victoria will ban single-use lightweight plastic bags. Thank you so much for supporting our...
Another victory for the oceans!
We have some exciting news !! Yesterday Premier Mark McGowan announced that Western Australia will ban plastic bags from July 2018. A time frame has...