Container Deposits – Call to Action

Governments including Victoria have been discussing a 10cent deposit/refund scheme for drink containers for over 10 years. In that time, many issues have been canvassed and studied and there has been much public debate between industry, environment and community groups.

During this decade bottles and cans have steadily increased within the rubbish count reported by Clean Up Australia Day volunteers, until they have now become the major item group removed on Clean Up Day; and we estimate for that period almost 20billion drink containers have been landfilled or littered in Victoria.

Our campaign has grown stronger each year with 85% of the Victorian community now supporting the introduction of a container deposit system.[1]

We have been patient enough. We are launching a Call to Action with residents across Victoria concerned about the issue and would like to invite you to join us in the fight for the 10cent refund scheme.

What can you do?

  1. Send a letter to Premier Denis Napthine and Environment Minister Ryan Smith to tell them why you want a 10c refund in Victoria.
  2. Call your local State MP\\\’s office to ask for their support – tell them about local litter hot spots that they may not be aware of.
  3. Write to the local paper and call talk back radio to get people talking about this issue.

Find out more at and follow the campaign on our facebook page: Cash for Containers.


[1] Newspoll, November 2013

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