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Cleaning Up Australia is Good, Prevention is Better.

The Australian Greens today joined myriad volunteers from their local communities, removing rubbish from creeks, parks, beaches and roadsides.

 Senator Peter Whish-Wilson stated that much of that rubbish wouldn’t be there to begin with if all Australians could return their drink bottles and cans for a 10c refund, like they do in SA and the NT.

 "After cigarette butts, the top rubbish items collected during Clean Up Australia Day are plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans, all of which can be prevented from becoming litter with a 10c refund.

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Coke Needs to Respect Northern Territory’s Cash for Containers Scheme


The Australian Greens have condemned Coca-Cola Amatil for proceeding with its legal attempt to frustrate the Northern Territory’s recently introduced ‘cash for containers scheme.’

 The beverage company is suing the Government, essentially arguing they didn’t have the power to implement their cash for container reward schemes, with the case scheduled to commence tomorrow.

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Greens Urge Big Three Bottlers to Front Senate CDL Inquiry

Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson has called upon Coca-Cola Amatil, Lion Nathan and Schweppes to front the upcoming Senate inquiry into allegations of rorting in state-based container deposit schemes.

“We’ve seen these big companies wheel out their lobby group – the Australian Food & Grocery Council – on the weekend, stating that they plan to front the inquiry,” Senator Whish-Wilson stated.

“While I welcome that undertaking, it is essential that these companies send their own high-level finance representatives – rather than having the AFGC speak for them.

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