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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

Litter Amendment Bill 2018 - Second Reading

Parliamentary Activity - It is part of a package that needs to occur in Tasmania, a package of legislation to send a clear message and to set a culture in Tasmania that supports a clean, green brand, which is the image of Tasmania that we want to signal to the...

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 1 Aug 2019

Liberals' Waste Plan Without Action

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

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 29 Jun 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

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

Rivers of Waste

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

Andrea Dawkins - 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

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Media Release - Premier Hodgman refused to promise action on the waste problem on Bruny Island before the Easter tourist rush, despite a letter from residents three weeks ago pleading him to respond. 

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 16 Mar 2016