More recycling, less litter: Bring back a Cash for Container Scheme

Part of the FoE WINTER SERIES.

BA_action.jpgFeaturing Annett Finger, Boomerang Alliance

In over 40 jurisdictions around the world, container deposit schemes (CDS) work effectively to decrease litter and increase recycling rates. But CDS is also a social scheme, creating enormous fundraising opportunities for community groups. It educates people on the value of resources and helps provide income for those most vulnerable.

Victoria is soon the last mainland state without CDS. With an election looming, renewed overwhelming public support for the scheme and local councils struggling with a recycling crisis – we are closer than ever to getting CDS.

What actions can we take to push CDS over the line?

Annett will:

  • Provide brief introduction to CDS: from depots to reverse vending machines
  • Give insight into “why we don’t have this already”, which was the most common sentiment encountered on the recent Big Bottle tour through regional Victoria
  • Outline the plans and ideas for effective campaign actions in the next few months and how people can get involved

There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

6.30 – 8pm.

All welcome. No charge. You’d be welcome to make a donation.

Facebook event page available here.


August 09, 2018 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friends of the Earth cafe, 312 Smith st, Collingwood
Annett Finger
Bruce booth Molly Jeans Roberts Ramona Headifen Sharon Rogers Rob Bradley Malcolm Shore Narelle Huxley Annett Finger Geoff Golden

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