Friends of the Earth’s campaigning was instrumental in getting legislation introduced in 1977 to require a refund of the deposit on the price of drink cans and bottles.
Campaigners marched from Adelaide Uni to the steps of Parliament House to roll thousands of cans down the steps.
Refer to the following article.
From the article:
Sustainability Minister Ian Hunter said “About 580 million drink containers are recycled in the state every year.”
“The Government said the state’s waste and recycling sector employs almost 5,000 South Australians”
Congratulations to members of Friends of the Earth active during the 70s. We await the rest of Australia and the world to catch on.