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‘Cash for cans’ is finally coming to Victoria!

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
19 April 2021

After more than 10 years of campaigning from the Greens and community groups, Victoria is finally about to introduce a ‘cash for cans’ scheme! The final design of the scheme was announced just the other week and we’re really pleased.

It will start in 2023, get litter off our streets, and clean up our waste stream so recyclable materials like bottles and cans don’t end up in landfill, but are actually recycled. It will also mean more cash to sports clubs, and other organisations and people, who can collect cans and bottles and cash them in.

This scheme is a direct result of the Greens in Parliament. It was the Greens who initiated the Parliamentary Inquiry into the waste crisis when China stopped taking our waste, and it was this Inquiry which led to the Government committing to a ‘cash for cans’ scheme.

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
19 April 2021
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