Work is currently underway to design a Container Refund Scheme for Tasmania. To date, an Expert Reference Group has been appointed, and progress is being made to ensure we design a Container Refund Scheme in Tasmania that is appropriate for local conditions.
To do this, we have been engaging widely with key stakeholders, including business and industry, and liaising with other Australian states to learn from the difficulties and successes they encountered when they developed their schemes.
Getting the right model for Tasmania will encourage the community to return beverage containers and thereby lower litter rates as well as provide recovered materials for reprocessing into other products. Once we are confident that we have designed the right model, we will begin constructing the legislative framework to allow it to happen.
The development of the scheme in Tasmania will build upon work undertaken in previous studies