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Boomerang Alliance's online campaign against pollution

Cash for Containers for Victoria, it just makes cents!

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 22 Feb 2017
Australia’s dirtiest state is the last mainland state to commit to the introduction of a 10 cents refund scheme on empty bottles and cans.  

While other states are taking action, Victoria has its head buried deep in the sand, playing a 'wait and see' game we cannot afford. Beverage litter is becoming an escalating threat to our marine wildlife, with studies showing a staggering 95% of bird species will have consumed plastics by 2050. It’s time to step up your game, Victoria!

With beverage containers contributing over 40% of the volume of litter and making up over 30% of marine plastic pollution, it is an issue we cannot ignore any longer.

Together we have been campaigning for effective container deposit systems for 13 years because it works. We know 10 cents is all it takes to clean up our communities, parks and waterways. We have gone from strength to strength, seeing all but one of Australia’s mainland states committing to the implementation of a container deposit scheme. Now, with your help, we want Victoria to also commit and harmonise with other states, in 2017.

Please help us save countless marine animal lives by signing our petition to show the Victorian Minister for the Environment, Lily D’Ambrosio, that you support a refundable deposit on bottles and cans in Victoria now.

Cash for Containers for Victoria, it just makes cents!

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