Eight billion drink cans in your rubbish
Following court action by big beverage companies’ Coca Cola, Lion and Schweppes against the Northern Territory government which stopped its Cash for Containers scheme; the 10 cent RecycleRefund scheme in NSW saw a surge of support.
Campaigners Boomerang Alliance and Responsible Runners say the NT program has recycled 54 million containers in just one year.
A nationwide action is in the offing as Environment ministers are set to make a decision on how to stop 8 billion beverage containers being landfilled or littered every year.
Reporter Annamarie Reyes has more.
Image by Tim Silverwood.