July 11, 2009
2SER's Razors Edge
The packaging industry accused of dirty tactics
A green lobby group claims the packaging industry is threatening to cut funding to environment groups, if they support national container deposit laws.
The Greens are pushing for a national container deposit scheme where consumers will get a 10 cent refund on drink bottles and cans if they recycle them.
But groups such as the Australian Food and Grocery Council say the scheme is too expensive and unworkable.
The Total Environment Centre says the packaging industry has threatened the Queensland branch of the “Keep Australia Beautiful Council” if they support such a scheme.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council have denied the claim.
2SER’s Kalvin Ng spoke with the director of Total Environment Centre, Jeff Angel.