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.