Protect Australia from litter and stand up to Coke and Lion Nathan
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I’m Laura Wells, I am a full-time model but I am also an environmental scientist who cares deeply for the health and future of our amazing planet. One issue I am especially passionate about is marine debris and its impact on marine life and human health. We have all seen the litter. It’s hard to miss; it’s on the streets, in the bush, the rivers, the beach, the oceans. Running a beach clean up group I know all to well that one of the main culprits are beverage containers. Every MINUTE, Australians litter or throw into landfill, 15,000 bottles and cans. Truly astounding!
If they were recycled via a cash for containers scheme (where you get 10cents back for every container recycled) - instead of dumped - the energy, water and raw materials used to produce them would be saved; thousands of new jobs would be created; charities helped; and hundreds of new convenient drop-off centres established. According to the CSIRO, ‘South Australia’s container deposit scheme (…) appears to be very successful, reducing the number of beverage containers, the dominant plastic item in the environment, by a factor of three’.
That’s why I support a Container Deposit System (CDS). And according to Newspoll, 84% of Australians want a CDS too.
The New South Wales government says it is ‘seriously considering a CDS’ and will make a decision before the end of the year. It could lead the way to a national scheme. But the beverage industry including Coke and Lion Nathan are campaigning hard to stop a CDS.
Tell Premier Mike Baird and Dominic Perrottet, Minister for Finance, to stand up to the corporate bullies and to say YES to a Cash for Containers Deposit Scheme in NSW.
Please also consider making a donation to the Boomerang Alliance today. They have been working on this issue for the last decade and want to keep campaigning until Cash for Containers is implemented in NSW and in other States but they are up against the rich beverage industry. Join me in supporting their work, we need groups like them to protect Australia from litter.
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