Bottle recycling needed in WA

I studied the label on the bottle. It gave all sorts of information including about a 10 cent refund at SA/NT collection depots, recycling the bottle, drinking wisely and that it was safest not to drink alcohol while pregnant.

Why do some consumers and distributors ignore or seek to defeat the good advice on this bottle’s label?

The answer lies in their beliefs/ attitudes, such as ‘someone else will clean up after me; I need the numbing effects of alcohol to get by, and profits at all costs’.

As with abandoned shopping trolleys, ‘someone else’ will clean up discarded bottles and cans when there is payment for doing do. Therefore a 10 cent refund scheme is needed in WA and that will encourage non-profit groups to collect bottles for recycling.