UPDATE - 10 MARCH 2022
UPDATE - 24 FEB 2022
Media Release: TAS Container Refunds Bill - more delay?
UPDATE - 7 FEB 2022
While we ran a successful campaign to stop the ALP/Coke push to have an inquiry into the Container Refund Bill and derail the scheme - the law has still to pass the Upper House (coming up in March 2022). The risk of Coke inspired amendments being put up by the ALP in the first quarter of 2022, remains. Please keep the pressure up on the ALP and message the Leader of the Opposition Rebecca White and the Shadow Minister for Environment Sarah Lovell, to let the Bill pass without amendment.
UPDATE - 26 NOV 2021
We are pleased to report that our efforts and your support have prevented Coca Cola from derailing Tasmania's Container Refund Scheme.
Read the Container Refund Bill - Boomerang Alliance Presentation to Tasmanian Legislative Council
Late last week the Parliament's Upper House rejected an ALP proposal to undertake an inquiry and open the door to the big bottler's alternative model, which would have negatively impacted efforts to reduce litter and increase recycling.
The majority of the LegCo members supported the proven ''split responsibility'' model we have advocated and which the government adopted. Debate on the Bill still needs to be completed and we will watching closely for any further efforts to weaken the scheme by amendments inspired by Coke and Lion.
We'll keep you in touch with our campaign. Tasmania's bottle and can refunds are almost there!
The Tasmanian ALP is working with Coca Cola to defer and derail the Container Refund (CRS) law just introduced into Parliament.
After so many studies, inquiries, petitions and community actions, Tasmania needs to start its CRS (called the ''split responsibility'' model). Yet the ALP want another inquiry via the state’s Upper House and a reassessment of the Coca Cola alternative (called TasRecycle) which has been rejected in Tasmania, Victoria, ACT and NSW, after extensive investigation into how best to maximise recycling and reduce litter and plastic pollution.
We can't let Coke win. We need your urgent support to tell the ALP to join with the community, not Coke. Below is a letter you can send to the Leader of the Opposition and the Shadow Minister for Environment.
Please act today!
Regulatory Impact Statement into 2021 Container Refund law
LGAT Statement (04/02/21)
Government Statement (29/10/21)
SEND A MESSAGE TO THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION & SHADOW MINISTER FOR ENVIRONMENT
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