Every day, divers remove harmful rubbish from our ocean and beverage containers are one of the top items found during Dive Against Debris surveys around the world. It’s time to Kick the Can!
Australians have the opportunity to show their support for a national Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) – a 10 cent refundable deposit on beverage containers that will stop 80% of disposable containers entering the ocean and killing our precious marine life.
Please send your State’s Environment Minister a message showing your support for a national Container Deposit Scheme. Let them know you want to see clean beaches and healthy ocean environments and that you want an effective recycling scheme. Together we can do this.
Every year, 8 billion drink containers in Australia are landfilled or littered left to find their way into the ocean. That’s 15,000 cans and bottles trashing the marine environment EVERY MINUTE!
It’s choking our marine life, and that’s why the Boomerang Alliance – 27 of Australia’s leading environmental groups, including Project AWARE — is marhsalling forces as part of the Kick the Can campaign to call on the Government to implement a national Container Deposit Scheme in Australia.
Australia’s Environment Ministers are meeting this month to make a decision – make sure your voice is heard! Send your message NOW and encourage our Environment Ministers to sign-up to the scheme.