Fishing trash out of the canal is a good thing. Preventing it from getting there in the first place is even better. This is why we have launched the DEPOSITHON, a petition to call for the introduction of a deposit system in Belgium and more reusable packaging. The problem of littering in our streets, rivers and canals is known to all. 40% of it consists of discarded cans and plastic bottles. Fortunately there is an efficient solution to prevent them from ending up in our environment: a deposit system. When consumers buy a drink, they pay a small extra sum that they recover when they bring the packaging back to the store. This way the packaging gains value and will not be discarded in the nature. 80% of the Belgians are in favor of such a system, so what is preventing it? Several actors from the industry are against it and are pressuring the authorities. This is why we are collecting 15.000 signatures on paper to gain the right to a hearing at the parliament and demand that the three responsible governments cooperate together for the introduction of a deposit system and the use of more reusable packaging.
SIGN THE PETITION
AND SEND BY EMAIL OR MAIL
We are on our way to the parliament but first we need 15.000 signatures, on paper! Print the petition form, sign, maybe make some people around you sign, take a picture or scan it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send the original to this address mentioning “Deposithon”: Leopold II laan 23, 1080 Brussel. This needs to be on paper because the Flemish Parliament doesn’t provide an online platform…
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