Friday, 20 March 2015 17:05

Western Sydney wants cash for cans

Image: Pile of compressed cans. Image: Pile of compressed cans.

Media release, March 16, 2015

 

The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (WSROC) has thrown its support behind the NSW Government’s plan to introduce a drink container deposit scheme and has called on all stakeholders, including the drinks companies, to start discussions on how to implement the scheme.

WSROC President Cllr Tony Hadchiti said “A container deposit scheme has been on the radar for over ten years now. It is great to see the NSW Government getting behind a program that the community has shown great interest in.” “The container deposit scheme has our unanimous support, and we applaud NSW Government for standing their ground despite criticism from the beverage industry,” he said. “Litter is has negative consequences for our environment but also the liveability of our cities.” “Such a scheme has the potential to decrease litter, increase recycling rates and engage the next generation in good recycling practices,” said Cllr Hadchiti. “Tackling litter is something everybody can get involved in, and programs such as container deposit schemes are a great way of encouraging people to make a difference,” he said. 

WSROC’s Member Councils include: Auburn, Bansktown, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith.

 

Media contact: Kelly-Anne Gee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 02 9671 4333

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