Councils call for cash-for-cans scheme as recycling crisis deepens – AustraliaPosted on August 24, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
A coalition of local councils is demanding the state government introduce a reward program for collecting bottles and containers as a way of fixing the state’s ailing recycling system.
Melbourne City Council is among those calling for a container deposit scheme after it was forced to dump tonnes of recycling material in landfill due to the closure of one of Victoria’s biggest recycling companies.
Littered drink containers make up about 30% of litter volume. This shows a #cashforcontaniersVic would make solve a good portion of this litter debarcle the state government (both sides) has gotten the state into. We’d go from about 20% recycling to over 80%. It is that simple.