Container scheme will cut rubbish
WHAT a disappointing government response in respect of establishing a container deposit scheme.
Tasmania is now the only state not to have such a scheme, or else be well on the way to introducing one.
Clearly other state and territory governments can see public interest advantages, so why can’t the Hodgman Government?
Around the world people are waking up to the appalling impact plastics are having on our environment, and demanding governments and businesses take steps to reduce their use, and introduce more environmentally benign alternatives.
Container deposit schemes have proved an effective way to reduce the number of plastic bottles and containers that are so carelessly discarded every day. Since our roads, verges, beaches and parks are frequently littered with cans, bottles and assorted rubbish — not a good look for a state that likes to market itself as being clean and green — it’s high time a container deposit scheme was finally introduced here.