21 May 2013 — A petition of 80,000 signatures was today delivered to NSW Parliament demanding that Premier Barry O’Farrell’s government supports a national 10 cent deposit on beverage containers.
The petition was delivered by Boomerang Alliance members including Clean Up Australia, Greenpeace, the Cooks River Association and Total Environment Centre. They were also be joined by the Uniting Church.
Community outrage over Coca Cola’s campaign against a ten cent deposit has continued to build in recent weeks. The most recent Greenpeace advertisement, Stop Trashing Australia, has close to a million views on YouTube, despite Channel Nine’s controversial decision not to air it.