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Tasmania set to act on Plastics in next Term of Parliament

Most States and Territories in Australia having passed laws or proposed laws to reduce their single use plastics. Tasmania is one of the few exceptions....
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National phase-out problem single use plastics now on the cards

Commonwealth, State and Territory Environment Ministers have, at last, formally supported the phase-out certain single use, problem plastics. Their list for phase-out includes lightweight plastics...
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Victorian Cash for Containers Scheme announced

The Victorian Government’s decision on how the state’s container deposit system (CDS) will operate is a good and wise decision, the Boomerang Alliance of 53...
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Bans on Single Use Plastics must occur in next Tas Parliament

The Boomerang Alliance of 53 national, state and local NGOs has called on political parties in the Tasmanian Election to commit to the introduction of...
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Queensland Bans Plastic Takeaway items

In an historic decision, the Queensland Parliament unanimously passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 today to ban certain single use...
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Commonwealth Plastic Plan Announced

The Commonwealth National Plastics Plan is a substantial effort with some new stand out actions, the Boomerang Alliance of 53 NGO said today. “Significant new...
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Battle for the best recycling

Stand up for the top scheme, not the one corporations want, says Jeff Angel.
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Qld CDS operator under legal pressure

The operator of the Qld 10c Refund Scheme for drink bottles and cans Container Exchange, is being sued for up to $19.5million, according to its...
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Recycling Plastic Waste

Where does plastic recycling stand in Australia now? Have we become complacent during the days and months of Covid? Are we merely wasting our time...
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We can’t let big beverage contaminate Victoria’s container deposit scheme

As the last mainland state in Australia to introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS), Victoria has an opportunity to make a real difference. The state’s...
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