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Support the National Container Deposit Scheme to clean up plastic bottles.
  • Petitioned Ryan Smith MP

This petition was delivered to:

•Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Ryan Smith MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Tony Burke MP

Support the National Container Deposit Scheme to clean up plastic bottles.

    1. Dr Ross Headifen
    2. Petition by

      Dr Ross Headifen

      Port Melbourne, Australia

Australian government is considering whether to introduce a container deposit scheme. Of the 13 billion of bottles that get purchased only approximately 25% get recycled. The rest are landfilled or littered. They form a large part of our visible litter and are also a large loss of resources of plastic, metal and glass that could be reused, thereby saving Australia from importing more virgin materials. The scheme would generate millions of $ from unredeemed deposits. Many community groups and sports clubs would earn considerable funds from this. Many jobs would be created to operate the recycle centres. In SA they have a deposit scheme and have over 80% bottle recycling. The drink companies oppose this vehemently with national TV ads and lobby government to mislead the ministers and consumers on this issue. Why? It has little cost to them as they pass on the deposit charge. We need to tell the government to support this bill.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Bette McIntyre AUSTRALIA
      • 9 months ago

      When was the last time you walked around our the edge of our water ways or paddled a canoe on a river or lake without seeing the plastic bag fish or inconsiderately disposed bottles?? It is all too prevalent!

    • Debra Frick AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      It should be all over Australia it makes a huge difference to pollution

    • Claire Bettington MAROUBRA, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      A total no-brainer. Works magnificently in SA. Let's have a National CDS. Thank you.

      • about 1 year ago

      Because it gets rid of unsightly trash that can be recycled into plastic matting etc, or withnew technology, into oil.

    • Lockie Forsyth AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago



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