Welcome to the Boomerang Alliance
The Boomerang Alliance, made up of Australia's leading environment groups, is committed to work for zero waste in Australia.
As a nation, we've reached a waste watershed. Here's why:
- We recycle only 20.1% of our packaging waste. That means a massive 2.7 million tonnes is dumped in landfill every year.
- Recycling costs local government and ratepayers $294 million every year, while product producers and consumers avoid responsibility for their waste.
- 85% of litter picked up on Clean Up Australia Day 2004 was packaging.
- Littered glass injures thousands of Australian children every year and billions of plastic fragments are consumed by sea birds and other marine creatures.
UPCOMING EVENT: Green Capital presents 'Waste Wars: A Garbage Policy or a Policy that's Garbage?' Join the debate in Melbourne on 16 March or Sydney on 22 March. Keynote speaker is Darryl Young, former director of the California Department of Conservation. For more details click here to view the invitation.
The Boomerang Alliance members
|Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)|
|Conservation Council of Western Australia|
|Clean Up Australia|
|Friends of the Earth|
|Greenpeace Australia Pacific|
|NSW Local Government and Shires Association|
|Nature Conservation Council of NSW
Zero Waste Action Group
|Queensland Conservation Council|
|Total Environment Centre|