In about two weeks State Environment ministers will meet in Canberra to decide if they’ll support a nationwide Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) and the good people at Boomerang Alliance and Take 3 are calling for surfers, sailors, kayakers and other ocean lovers to rally for a refund by taking part in a Harbour Paddle Out this Saturday 18 August from 1130-1300 at Blues Point Reserve, North Sydney (nr Henry Lawson Ave).
It seems crazy that we have to do stuff like this when surveys show that 80% of the population supports a CDS (y’know, like the one that’s been successfully operating in SA for, oh, decades)
A couple interesting quotes for you from the Boomerang Alliance people:
It has been reported that up to one third of all marine debris in the worlds oceans can be traced back to the
beverage industry – this industry has avoided legislation to effectively capture their used containers for too long -
CDS is tried and tested around the world and in South Australia where they recycle 80% of all beverage containers.
Research by the Boomerang Alliance recently found that 8 BILLION beverage containers are sent to landfill or littered
every year, in this day and age it IS SIMPLY UNACCEPTABLE!
If you can’t make the event please sign and share this simple online letter to your local member supporting a