NSW CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME TO KEEP RIVERSTONE ELECTORATE BEAUTIFUL
Written on the 10 May 2016 by Kevin ConollyMember for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP, has today welcomed the NSW Government's commitment to drive down litter across the State.
Mr Conolly said that once the new refund container deposit scheme is introduced residents will be able to return their drink containers for a 10 cent refund, as part of the government plan to tackle litter in our communities.The scheme will commence from July 2017 and will apply to eligible drink containers between 150ml and three litres, which will display NSW CDS labelling.
"Litter is a costly and ugly burden on our community and we have a responsibility to do something about it. This scheme is the single largest initiative ever undertaken to reduce litter in my electorate of Riverstone and across NSW," Mr Conolly said.Mr Conolly said a container deposit scheme targeting drink containers will deliver on a key election commitment and make a major contribution to achieving one of the Premier's 12 priorities to reduce the volume of litter by 40 per cent by 2020.
"We're moving ahead with this container deposit scheme to make it easier for our community to recycle so that we can get bottles and cans out of our drains, parks and nature strips and preserve our local environment," Mr Conolly said.Environment Minister Mark Speakman said successive governments put container deposit scheme in the too hard basket.
"Drink containers make up the largest proportion of litter volume in NSW, at 44 per cent, so it makes sense to act," Mr Speakman said.Some of the scheme's features include:
A 10 cent refund for anybody who returns an eligible container.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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