The Tasmanian Government has just announced what Tasmania’s new Container Refund Scheme (CRS) will look like.
The CRS, set to commence in 2022, will help tackle litter, increase recycling and generate a variety of jobs for locals at a time when the economy has been seriously impacted.
TOMRA Collection Solutions, scheme technology provider and operator in NSW, QLD, NT and WA, congratulate Minister Jaensch and the Gutwein Government on endorsing the new split-responsibility model.
Ryan Buzzell, President of TOMRA Collection Solutions Pacific, said: “This split-responsibility model is a proven way of boosting recycling, reducing litter and creating new jobs in the circular economy.”
“Delivering this scheme design will also provide fantastic fundraising opportunities for Tassie charities, community groups and local sporting clubs.”
The split responsibility model Tasmania is committed to legislating ahead of 2022 incentivises an independent network operator to achieve the highest return rates possible, meaning more material is secured for reprocessing and less litter ends up in landfill or waterways.