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August 3, 2021

Container refunds don’t cost the earth

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Beverage container litter is everywhere.  Have you seen the bottles and tins down at Main Beach?

The solution is within our grasp with a 10c refundable deposit on the agenda for the nation’s environment ministers on 24 August.

Contrary to the beverage industry scaremongering it will not affect our cost of living; it will create jobs, complement kerbside recycling and create convenient new drop-off centres for other problem items like e-waste.

Please take a few moments to write to your MP and let him know you support this move. You’ll find an online letter to use at www.boomerangalliance.org.au.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Sheer nonsense! Apart from the kids earning extra pocket money the same amount of detritus will remain. The final result is just going to be pissed-off customers resenting being charged extra for containers. I don’t chuck stuff on beaches or streets, I use the appropriate receptacles. But I will not be hoarding heaps of bottles and tins, like some poor folk have had to do in Adelaide. In the bins they go!

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