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Alex is committed to government transparency and accountability; protecting the natural and urban environments, open space and Sydney’s unique heritage; retaining inner city social and affordable housing; the humane treatment of animals; improving transport options; and fairness and equality for the LGBTI communities.
 

Support Container Deposits

13 January 2016

The government is considering two schemes to reduce drink container litter: a deposit scheme which adds a 10 cent fee to containers that gets refunded on return for recycling or an industry proposal for new investment in litter bins and community education. The container deposits are the only proven scheme that significantly increases recycling, but the beverage industry opposes regulation. Plastic litter is killing bird and sea life.

I encourage you to make a submission in support of container deposits by 28 February: www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/cds-consult.htm.


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