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Zero waste target and bottle deposits essential

Rosalie Woodruff MP

Rosalie Woodruff MP  -  Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tags: Hobart City Council, Waste, Waste Levy

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.