These are already 100% recyclable - the trick is to actually recycle them.
Under a new target, 100% of Australian packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025. But this is not enough - we also need to ensure that recyclable materials are actually recycled.
Uncountable numbers of drink containers end up in the ocean every year.
Drink containers end up in the ocean at a truly alarming rate. Simply paying people a small amount to return them cuts that rate by nearly half.
So many ways to win.
Would a chance to win a big cash prize make you more likely to recycle your old drinks bottles? Economic analysis suggests so.
Drink containers are the biggest contributors to rubbish in Australia.
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Refunds for drink bottles and cans get litter out of the environment – but industry remains opposed.
In most states, the issue of container deposit legislation has festered for decades.
Four decades after South Australia's container deposit scheme began, New South Wales has finally overcome industry resistance and launched its own. Could the rest of the country now follow suit?
Drink containers are a threat to sea birds and marine life. And they’re ugly.
We have a major problem with beverage containers in Australia. Between 7-8 billion are land-filled or littered every year. Nationally, less than half are recycled, and drink containers continue to pollute…
Plastic bottles often end up on the beach where the plastic can remain for decades, harming sea life and the fish we eat.
For the past 30 years, South Australians have lived in a state with a “container deposit scheme”. This means on small bottles or cans of water, soft drink, juice or alcohol, consumers pay a 10c deposit…