In 2004 a group of passionate people began to create alliances among all sorts of environmental groups – from surfers to recyclers, to clean up and neighbourhood groups - to give local communities power and influence in their struggle to stem the massive waste of discarded resources polluting our playgrounds, parks, rivers and beaches.
The Boomerang Alliance quickly grew and now comprises 32 national, state and local allies. Boomerang is managed by the Total Environment Centre, which provides campaign capacity and strategy. Each of our allies has the right to their own policies, and decides the level of support they give to our campaigns.
Kicking the Can has been travelling NSW talking to people about container deposits. We have found that an overwhelming majority of people are supportive of a 10 cent deposit! Want to add your voice? Visit www.kickingthecan.org.au/take-action
Kicking the Can, Boomerang Alliance and members of local communities around Australia see how many beverage containers they can collect in just two minutes, highlighting the appalling amount of litter than is poisoning our natural environment. with a 10 cent deposit, kids and local groups would be able to earn money from cleaning up.