Less plas­tic

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

■ RE­TURN and Earn is one year old and has col­lected nearly a bil­lion drink con­tain­ers, lead­ing to a record re­duc­tion in lit­ter vol­ume across NSW and a mas­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal gain. NSW En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Gabrielle Up­ton said Re­turn and Earn had been an out­stand­ing success and changed the way peo­ple dis­posed of empty drink con­tain­ers. “More than half the drink con­tain­ers in the mar­ket­place (54 per cent) are now be­ing re­cov­ered, com­pared with the 32 per cent that was be­ing col­lected in yel­low bins be­fore Re­turn and Earn kicked in,” she said. “This means the Pre­mier’s tar­get of a re­duc­ing lit­ter in NSW by 40 per cent cut by 2020 is go­ing to be well and truly met – and then some.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.