Say Yes to CDS

Say Yes to CDS

It’s time for a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in Victoria.

Waste is choking our oceans and looms as an environmental disaster that requires urgent action. Constainer Deposit Schemes are an effective way to increase recycling rates and reduce waste. Since the Greens first introduced CDS legislation in Victoria in 2010, Queensland, NSW, WA and the NT have all introduced a CDS, as well as many countries around the world.

A CDS provides a 10 cent refund on all plastic, glass and aluminium drink containers (e.g. soft drink cans, beer bottles, bottled water etc.) when deposited for recycling. CDS ...

It’s time for a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in Victoria.

Waste is choking our oceans and looms as an environmental disaster that requires urgent action. Constainer Deposit Schemes are an effective way to increase recycling rates and reduce waste. Since the Greens first introduced CDS legislation in Victoria in 2010, Queensland, NSW, WA and the NT have all introduced a CDS, as well as many countries around the world.

A CDS provides a 10 cent refund on all plastic, glass and aluminium drink containers (e.g. soft drink cans, beer bottles, bottled water etc.) when deposited for recycling. CDS legislation has been successful around Australia and all over the world and increase recycling rates of up to 95% for plastic bottles.

South Australia’s refund scheme has been in place since 1977. Victoria is lagging badly behind.

Tell your local MP that Victoria's environment needs CDS urgently.

 

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Say Yes to CDS

Email your MP to tell them to say yes to CDS!

For more info about Nina Springle and the Victorian Greens' plan for CDS click here.

If it says "no representative found" when you put in the address, send the email anyway. It will still be sent to Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, and Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.

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  • Your email will automatically be sent to Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria, and Lily D'Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
  • Add in local places where you see lots of waste (local park, river, beach, sportsfield etc.). The more local you can make it, the more effective your email will be.
  • Let your local MP know that you (or a local group or organisation that you're part of) would use the scheme