Randwick City Council will use its website social media buttons to actively lobby the NSW State and Federal Governments to bring in a national Container Deposit Scheme.
The decision comes ahead of the expected consideration by state and federal environment ministers of a final report into how such a scheme could be structured.
Greens Councillor Murray Matson who put the suggestion to last night’s Council, said today,
“Debate on a national container deposit scheme based on legislation should surely be a federal election issue given the positive response every year to Clean Up Australia day events across the nation. It astounds me that neither the Prime Minister nor the leader of the opposition have twigged that the general community wants them to take an assertive stance against the packaging industries rubbishing of our environment.”
James Macdonald, the Greens candidate for Kingsford Smith has challenged the Labor and Liberal parties to make Container Deposit Legislation (CDL) an immediate priority. He said,