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Container Deposit Scheme

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. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  10 Aug 2020

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Mar 2020

Cash for Containers

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

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Policies  |  12 Feb 2018

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2019

Gutwein Fails to Act on Recycling Crisis

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Aug 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  6 Jun 2019

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  5 Mar 2019

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

Waste Management

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

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  8 Aug 2017

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

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

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Mar 2017

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Oct 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  26 Oct 2016

NSW Embraces Cash for Containers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Oct 2016

Scouts Back Greens' Call for Cash For Containers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  9 Oct 2016

Greens Move to Legislate Cash for Containers

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Sep 2016

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  23 Jul 2016

Tasmania Must Unite With Other States and Implement Container Deposit Scheme

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 May 2016

Senate Reports Plastics Pollution in Our Oceans Alarming

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Apr 2016

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

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