Say Yes to CDS

Say Yes to CDS

Labor and Liberal have voted down CDS. Again.

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 ...

Labor and Liberal have voted down CDS. Again.

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 how disappointed you are that they voted down CDS.

 

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Say YES to CDS

Let your local MP know how disappointed you are that Labor and the Liberals did not say yes to CDS.

Let them know that CDS is an important issue to you and that you’d like them and their party to express their support for container deposit legislation in Victoria.

Please call as many MPs from the list below as you can.

State your name and where you live and use the talking points below if you like.

  • We need a container deposit scheme to deal with the 21,000 bottles and cans that get littered or landfilled every minute in Australia
  • CDS is now in every state and territory in Australia except for Tasmania and Victoria
  • Kerbside recycling is insufficient and CDS has been shown time and time again to reduce littering rates 
  • Mountains of evidence prove that Container Deposit Schemes work and many have been implemented here and around the world.

Remember to thank them for their time!

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