Right now, a group of beverage industry giants led by Coca Cola are taking the Northern Territory Government to court for starting the territory’s first ever ‘Cash for Containers’ recycling scheme. For those of you who’ve never looked closely at the side of a soft drink bottle, Cash for Containers is a scheme offering a small recycling incentive which has been running in South Australia for over 30 years. By offering a 10 cent per container deposit refund for consumers, recycling rates there are now double those across the rest of the country. But Coca Cola wants none of it – even though enormous amounts of research show this is the best possible way to curb the wastage from the 14 billion plastic containers used by Australians every year, and 80 percent of Australians support a national Cash for Containers scheme. Coke’s solution, by the way, is to put more bins out, for which they will not foot the bill. Anyway, if you can be bothered, visit greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=35&src=EMAA to sign a petition destined for politicians’ desks which supports a push for a national Cash for Containers scheme.