07 April 2019

Container legislation could include wine bottles

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The suggestion from Cr Rabbitt that wine bottles be included in the Container Deposit Legislation has moved a step forward. The Local Government Association has accepted our motion, with amendments to be discussed at the Ordinary Annual General Meeting later this year. The motion reads as follows:

That the Ordinary General Meeting requests the LGA to investigate whether there is sufficient support across Local Government to request the State Government amend the Container Deposit Legislation (incorporated into the Environment Protection Act 1993) to include wine bottles, and to achieve consistency with the treatment of other glass bottles in the waste stream, an increase in the recycling of bottles, and a reduction in the contamination of other recycled waste caused by broken glass.


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