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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. 

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

Litter Amendment Bill 2018

It is part of a package that needs to occur to send a clear message and to set a culture in Tasmania that supports a clean, green brand.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Aug 2019

Liberals' Waste Plan Without Action

The Liberals had the chance to make a difference when it comes to tackling waste in Tasmania, but their plan falls far short of what’s needed. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2019

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

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

Rivers of Waste

Many Tasmanian rivers are burdened by waste which has entered the system from the mining industry.

Andrea Dawkins  |  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

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016

Tasmania needs hazardous waste policy

Waste should be reduced or avoided, and where it can’t be, re-use and recycling should be pursued with landfill only used where no other method is feasible.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  27 Oct 2015

Zero waste target and bottle deposits essential

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.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2015