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Container Deposit Scheme

Liberals Should Make Clean Up Australia Day Obsolete

Media Release - This Clean Up Australia Day, the new Minister for Environment, Roger Jaensch, should release his plan for making the day obsolete.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Mar 2020

Cash for Containers

Policies - The Tasmanian Greens support a container deposit (or cash for containers) scheme.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Feb 2018

Waste Levy Plan and Container Deposit Scheme

Parliamentary Activity - We heard the bad news on Friday that SKM Recycling, the company that picks up recyclables from five southern councils has been declared insolvent.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Aug 2019

Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

Media Release - Last Friday, the company that collects recyclables from five southern councils, SKM Recycling, was declared insolvent. Without an immediate intervention, this means kerbside recycling from those councils will be destined for landfill.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 8 Aug 2019

Greens Welcome Long Delayed Container Deposit Scheme

Media Release - The Greens welcome news that the government is finally planning to implement a container deposit scheme for Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 6 Jun 2019

State Government should build on single-use plastics by-law

Media Release - The momentous decision by Hobart City Council to pass a by-law that will phase-out and then end single-use takeaway plastics is widely supported in the community and welcome news for the marine environment. It could be a trifecta for the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 5 Mar 2019

Waste Management

Parliamentary Activity - Congratulations to South Australia on their recent celebration of 40 years of cash for containers and their long-standing commitment to recycling.

Andrea Dawkins - 8 Aug 2017

Public Health Professional and Climate Educator Join Greens' Denison Ticket

Media Release - The Tasmanian Greens will run a strong field of candidates in Denison in the upcoming State election.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 4 Aug 2017

40 Years of Cash for Containers in South Australia Puts Tasmania to Shame

Media Release - South Australia’s celebration of 40 years of cash for containers, and commitment to recycling and the environment puts Tasmania to shame again.

Andrea Dawkins - 6 Jul 2017

Strong Council Support for Cash for Containers Scheme

Media Release - The Greens congratulate Kingborough Council on joining West Coast, Clarence and Launceston City Councils in their support for a statewide container deposit scheme.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 28 Mar 2017

Liberal and Labor Both Fail Cash for Containers Test

Parliamentary Activity - Across Australia, approximately 15 000 bottles and cans are littered or thrown into landfill every minute, amounting to an incredible 8 billion containers each year.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Oct 2016

Liberal and Labor Both Fail Cash for Containers Test

Media Release - It was extremely disappointing the Liberal and Labor Parties would not support the Greens' Motion to implement a state-based cash for containers scheme.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Oct 2016

NSW Embraces Cash for Containers

Media Release - NSW residents will get 10 cents back on eligible drinks containers from 1st July next year, following the NSW Government’s introduction of Container Deposit Scheme legislation into their State Parliament, joining South Australia and the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 12 Oct 2016

Scouts Back Greens' Call for Cash For Containers

Media Release - We were delighted to join Scouts Tasmania's Chief Commissioner, Michael Hovington, and members of local scout troops on Kingston Beach today to call on the government to legislate a container deposit scheme in Tasmania.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 9 Oct 2016

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

Media Release - Last month, Western Australia joined Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, the Northern Territory, and national leader, South Australia, in agreeing to introduce cash for container schemes.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 4 Sep 2016

Cash For Cans, Tasmania Risks Coming Last

Media Release - The Greens welcome Queensland's commitment to introducing a container deposit scheme by 2018. We hope the Hodgman Government won't let Tasmania be left behind.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 23 Jul 2016

Tasmania Must Unite With Other States and Implement Container Deposit Scheme

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 24 May 2016Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that the Senate Environment and Communications Committee report calls for the introduction of Container Deposit Schemes across the nation to eliminate...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 24 May 2016

Senate Reports Plastics Pollution in Our Oceans Alarming

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes:—(a)           that the Senate Environment and Communications Committee has released a landmark report into the causes and impacts of marine plastic pollution in our waterways...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Apr 2016