That this house:
1. Congratulates the Hobart City Council for their initiative to develop a “Zero Waste to Landfill Strategy”.
2. Acknowledges the importance of such a strategy and the opportunity it presents to develop industries to recover and re-process resources currently going to landfill.
3. Recognises that this ambitious target will require a cultural shift in the public perception of how waste is perceived and managed.
4. Recognises that the state government has a fundamental role to play in establishing state policy and strategy that supports such initiatives.
5. Acknowledges that the introduction of a state-wide, landfill levy hypothecated 100% to waste management, will be fundamental to the success of a zero waste to landfill strategy and waste management programmes around the state.
6. Calls on the government to introduce a state-based container deposit scheme as an important plank in resource recovery and litter reduction.
7. Calls on the government to phase out single-use throwaway plastic to reduce litter and threat plastics pose to marine and seabird species.