Council demands a Container Deposit Scheme from the state government

Published on 21 May 2019

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Council demands a Container Deposit Scheme from the state government

21 May 2019

At its Council Meeting on Tuesday 15 May 2019, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council demanded the state government implement a Container Deposit Scheme as soon as practical.      

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill said at the recent Waste Forum, we heard loud and clear from our community and our passionate community groups that we need to take action in ensuring plastics and glass are recycled.

“We are in full support of a Container Deposit Scheme as part of the Municipal Association of Victoria’s (MAV) Rescue our Recycling Action Plan – it is an important measure and will help bolster community education,” concluded Cr Gill.

Council representative for the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Forum and Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said “Council will continue to advocate for industry change and support Municipal Association of Victoria’s Rescue Our Recycling Action Plan, which sets out key actions for all levels of government including a well-designed Container Deposit Scheme”.

Mornington Peninsula Shire will proceed with a submission to the state government inquiry into recycling and waste management, particularly referring to container deposit schemes.