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State CDL Scheme

Nick Mckim

Nick Mckim  -  Monday, 25 August 2014

Tags: Container Deposit Scheme

Environment Minister Matthew Groom must provide an update on progress on the cost benefit study on the establishment of a state-based Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) in Tasmania.

“The tender was awarded by the previous government after a Greens’ motion in Parliament received tri-partite support, and Mr Groom must confirm that the study is on track and provide an expected completion date,” said Greens Environment spokesperson Nick McKim MP.

“While the recent improvement in Tasmania’s litter index is welcome, there is still much work to be done.”

“With so many visitors to Tasmania attracted by our clean, green brand we need to make sure their experiences match their expectations. We should be prepared to go it alone on a CDS if that’s what it takes to really clean up Tasmania for locals and tourists alike.”

“A State based container deposit scheme would reduce litter, create jobs and boost recycling rates,” Mr McKim said.