Greens MLC Colleen Hartland continues her campaign for a 10c refund on bottles, cans and cartons.

The national Cash for Containers plan will save taxpayer money, create new jobs and save the environment. Benefits of the national scheme include:

- Savings to rate payers of over $59.8 million a year
- Raising up to $90 million in government revenue
- Creating hundreds of green jobs
- Decreasing litter by 12-15%
- Increasing recycling of drink containers from 50% to 80%
- Diverting more than 740,000 tonnes from landfill 
- Reducing national greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1.3 million 
tonnes of CO2 each year - the equivalent of switching 197,000 homes to 
renewable energy
- Improving air quality to the equivalent of taking 140,000 cars off the road.

A National and consistent scheme is the best option for Australia. South Australia and the Northern Territory have 10cent refund on bottles and cans, and Tasmania is considering similar schemes. In Victoria we are waiting for the outcome of the national process to decide if and when to pursue state based legislation.

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