From July 2017, you’ll get 10c back for every can and bottle you recycle. It may not sound like much, but it worked for South Australia with double the recycling rate of other states. It’s the system we were promised by Premier Mike Baird back in 2015 - and he was dragging his heels until Greenpeace supporters rallied to defend earlier this year against Coke-led attacks
When you consider that every plastic water bottle, spoon, or yogurt tub you've ever used will probably outlive you, plastic begins to seem like a bad idea. And when you hear how much plastic we've forced upon our oceans - you'll realise our plastic addiction is catastrophic.
When you think about the environmental impact of washing your face, you’re probably just worried about wasting water. Unfortunately, when you’re scrubbing away every morning you could also be washing the health of our oceans down your drain.
It's not often you get a chance to talk directly to your State Premier about something you're passionate about. But as chance would have it, on Monday night I was able to represent my local area and attend the NSW Community Cabinet Meeting as an advocate for a container deposit scheme.