Australia’s Northern Territory launches bottle refund scheme amid industry critics

Posted on January 19, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Once this new container deposit scheme settles down there will be little discussion and the people will be happy, but at the moment it seems there are some unfounded critics caused by excessive price hiking.   Why would a political party say they will repeal the law even before it gets started?   This scheme will make the NT less polluted and create jobs and fund charities.    Let us not forget, the price of a plastic bottle is not just the price to produce it.   It is the price to produce it and then also has to include the cost to get it back out of society so its resources can be recovered rather than letting the bottle lie around as litter or remain in a landfill for 100’s of years.