Will your organisation support the most effective CDS model?

Hundreds of community groups, charities and non profit organisations around Victoria have added their name to the 'Cash for Containers' campaign and were instrumental in obtaining our Government's commitment to introducing a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in 2023.

The Victorian Government is now deciding on the CDS model – a crucial step that will determine how effective our CDS will be. We must choose a model that minimises litter and maximises benefits for Victoria.

Sign on today to endorse the most effective CDS model and help make Victoria litter free.

Based on global best practice and lessons learned in other states, we are pushing for a 'split responsibility model'. This model has benefits for the entire community, economy and environment. Read more about our preferred model and its advantages and download the fact sheet.

Whether you are a local community group, a student organisation, a school, a major environmental NGO, a small business, sporting club or any other group, we need your support to ensure an effective CDS.

We have drafted the following open letter. Adding your 'signature' is easy! Simply fill in the endorsement form on the right to let us know you want a best practice model. You are also welcome to submit your logo on the form.

Not part of any organisation? You can still support us and join 50,000 other Victorians by signing our Change.org petition.

*Note - Your organisation's name and logo will only be displayed on materials associated with this open letter and not be used for other purposes without prior consent. By signing the endorsement, you agree to receive future campaign updates from Boomerang Alliance.






Dear Party Leaders,

We, the undersigned, are calling on you to implement a best practice Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) model that will successfully address Victoria's waste and litter problem.

Specifically, we ask that this is designed along the lines of the 'split responsibility CDS model'.

Victoria will be the last state to introduce a CDS. This puts Victoria in an enviable position to be able to learn from others and choose best practice.

The split responsibility model has proven to be the most effective in growing recycling and slashing the amount of container litter polluting parks, streets, rivers and oceans.

Split models have also proven to provide maximum convenience and equal access for community members, create more jobs in recycling and provide valuable sources of income for charities, community groups and individuals interested in collecting cans and bottles.

Once established, new infrastructure and management is hard to change, so it’s best to get the fundamentals right at the start.

Over 50,000 Victorians have already signed the petition opposing CDS management by large beverage companies.

Our organisations are joining the Victorian community in demanding the adoption of an effective split responsibility model.

We look forward to your response and decision to implement the split responsibility model.

Will your organisation endorse?

Our supporters

Balcombe Estuary Reserves Group (BERG) Mt Martha
Plastic Wise Torquay
Beach Patrol Mount Martha
Zero Waste Swan Hill
Mount Eliza Beach Patrol
SEED Sustainability Solutions
Plastic Wise Torquay
3198 Seaford Beach Patrol
RAW Travel
Beach Patrol Australia (52 Beach Patrol and Love Our Street groups)
Mount Eliza Beach Patrol
Waste Wise Mornington Peninsula
Friends of the Earth
3199 Frankston Beach Patrol