Shire ‘demands’ deposits for containers

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A “LOUD and clear” message from the recent waste forum has prompted Mornington Peninsula Shire Council to demand that the state government “introduce a container deposit scheme as soon as practical”.

Speaking after the Tuesday 15 May council meeting, the mayor Cr David Gill said: “We heard loud and clear from passionate community groups that we need to take action in ensuring plastics and glass are recycled.

“We fully support a container deposit scheme as part of the Municipal Association of Victoria’s rescue our recycling action plan. It is an important measure and will help bolster community education.”

The shire will send a submission to the state government inquiry into recycling and waste management, particularly referring to container deposit schemes.

First published in the Western Port Times – 29 May 2019

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