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Recycling, Plastic

Greens Move on Single Use Plastics Legislation

The Greens will be bringing our Single-use Plastics Bill on for debate next week in Parliament. We can’t keep waiting for the Liberals to act.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  20 Oct 2022

House of Assembly, Tasmania

Moving Away from Single Use Plastics

Today the Greens tabled the Waste and Resource Recovery Amendment (Single-Use Plastics) Bill 2022.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Jun 2022

Recycling, Plastic

Razor Gang Cuts to Environment

The Minister for Environment Roger Jaensch is responsible for devastating cuts of over $33.75 million in waste initiatives across the next four years.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  31 May 2022

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Waste and Resource Recovery Bill 2021

This is a great boon for an investment in Tasmania into circular economy jobs, into beneficial industry for our state and Tasmania has a great opportunity.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  11 Nov 2021

Container Deposit Machine

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

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Time Wasted on Waste Levy

Tasmanian waste levy legislation is welcome - it’s seven years past time we adopted this simple and sensible policy.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  27 Oct 2021

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

Waste Levy – the Liberals’ Slowest Policy Decision

The Greens say "better late than never" on Waste Levy

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  4 Feb 2021

Nyrstar Zinc Works, Lutana, Tasmania

Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries – 3D Printing and the Circular Economy

Europe is showing the way in terms of looking at sovereign capability as a block. They are also aware of the vulnerabilities of trade markets for many reasons.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  24 Nov 2020

Risdon Brook Reservoir, Tasmania

Human Waste Disposal Needs Stricter Regulations

The Greens will seek an urgent briefing with the Environment Protection Agency on whether existing regulations are capable of protecting water catchments.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  30 Sep 2020

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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

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

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.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  1 Aug 2019

Waste, Pile of Rubbish

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. 

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  29 Jun 2019

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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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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

Bruny Island Lighthouse

Urgent Bruny Waste Problem Dismissed By Premier

Premier Hodgman refused to promise action on the waste problem on Bruny Island before the Easter tourist rush.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Mar 2016