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House of Assembly, Tasmania

Broken Promises

We do have a crisis in this state. We have a climate crisis, a cost of-living crisis, a health crisis, a housing crisis, and, of course, a biodiversity crisis.

Vica Bayley MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Nov 2023

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Environment and Climate Change – Container Refund Scheme

The Australian Beverage Council has Tasmania listed as starting its CRS six months ago on its website. TOMRA welcomed the start at the beginning of 2022.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Jun 2023

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Container Refund Scheme Bill 2021

We have been the party that has been pushing, prodding, shouting from the hilltops for decades now for this kind of legislation in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  10 Nov 2021

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Labor Wrong on Container Refund Scheme

Labor’s furthering the interests of big beverage companies risks delaying, or worse derailing, the implementation of Tasmania’s Container Refund Scheme

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Oct 2021

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Belated Container Refund Scheme Finally Happening

A container refund scheme for Tasmania has been Greens’ policy for decades and we are pleased it is finally becoming a reality.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2021

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Recycling Scheme Model Welcome 

The Greens welcome the Government’s announcement of the model for a Container Refund Scheme.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Feb 2021

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Industry-run container deposit scheme a worst-case scenario for Tasmania

The Greens are calling on the Tasmanian Government to rule out handing control of the container deposit scheme to the beverage industry. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2020

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Liberals Should Make Clean Up Australia Day Obsolete

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2020

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Waste Levy Plan and Container Deposit Scheme

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019

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Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

Last Friday, the company that collects recyclables from five southern councils, SKM Recycling, was declared insolvent.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2019

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Greens Welcome Long Delayed Container Deposit Scheme

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2019

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

The decision by Hobart City Council to pass a by-law that will phase-out and then end single-use takeaway plastics welcome news.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2019

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Tasmania lagging behind on Cash for Containers scheme

The welcome news that Queensland has green-lit a container deposit scheme highlights the poor state of recycling in Tasmania.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  6 Sep 2017

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Public Health Professional and Climate Educator Join Greens' Denison Ticket

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Aug 2017

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

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  |  Media Release  |  6 Jul 2017

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Strong Council Support for Cash for Containers Scheme

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Mar 2017

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Liberal and Labor Both Fail Cash for Containers Test

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Oct 2016

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Liberal and Labor Both Fail Cash for Containers Test

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

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2016

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NSW Embraces Cash for Containers

NSW residents will get 10 cents back on eligible drinks containers from 1st July next year, joining South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

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Scouts Back Greens' Call for Cash For Containers

We were delighted to join Scouts Tasmania today to call on the government to legislate a container deposit scheme in Tasmania.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2016

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Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

WA joined Queensland, NSW, the ACT, the Northern Territory, and national leader, South Australia, in agreeing to introduce cash for container schemes.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2016

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Cash For Cans, Tasmania Risks Coming Last

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2016

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State CDL Scheme Needed

On Clean Up Australia Day the Greens have highlighted the need for a state-based container deposit scheme.

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2015

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State CDL Scheme

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

Nick Mckim  |  Media Release  |  25 Aug 2014