Federal Court cans NT’s deposit scheme – Australia

Posted on March 6, 2013 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

Federal Court cans NT’s deposit scheme – Yahoo!7 Finance Australia.


This is a sad day for Austalian politics and the people.  Coke used a quirk in the law to allow them to keep litering all over Australia and now with out any semblence of resposibility.   The quirk will not apply to a federal scheme however so hoepfully that will go through at a national level.

In the state of SA where there is a deposit scheme, they get over 80% recycling.  Other states 20-25%.   A large difference.   A deposit scheme is the lowest cost way to reduce bottle litter.  It costs Coke nothing, it costs the government nothing and only the consumer who does not care about getting 10cents back is the one who pays 10 cents more.