Litter ? bottles & cans
You tube Video – the stand taken by corporate giant Coca Cola.
CDL – container deposit legislation – to support getting a refund on bottles, cans etc.
more information about container deposit scheme CDL Fact Sheet Nov 2010
Send an email to the Federal Minister for Sustainability and the Environment.
viaВ Boomerang Alliance follow link to proforma letter….
Or copy the following word document onto your desktop, then add it as either an attachment to your own email, or copy it into body of text.
Litter, in particular beverage containers, like cans and plastic bottles accounts for a significant portion of material that pollutes and spoils our environment.
Pacific Ocean garbage dump click on this link to see the effects of our way of life
It is particularly bad that this material is made from non renewable material, aluminium and plastic ( a crude oil derivative)В As we become better educated about living sustainably on mother Earth, we need to find solutions to the damage and wasteful ways that us humans have been practicing.
In South Australia, where these containers have an economic value (as they do in fact) and it is recognised through returnable refund, the incidence of roadside litter for example is dramatically reduced.
Peter Cook, a local hills resident, has been campaigning for a return of bottle and can refunds in Victoria. His website AFROCAB ( Australians for return of cans and bottles) details the problems and solutions, while exploring the myths that are often trotted out as answers as to why we can’t go “back to the future”.
Croydon Conservation Society has just signed up (October 2007) to the list of community groups that support Peters proposal. It is not OK for us to be told that our local Councils have an agreement with the recyclers and it would detract from their “business” .
What this really means is that WE pay for the waste through rates! When ethically the responsibility should rest with the manufacturer, to retrieve and refund for the material, so recklessly consumed and often trashed to roadsides, train line verges, drains and landfill.