Tasmanian Container Refund Scheme

“We congratulate the Tasmanian Government on choosing the right scheme design, which will truly make a difference to Tasmania’s cherished natural environment, providing cleaner communities and waterways,”

James Dorney

Chief Executive Officer, TOMRA Cleanaway

TOMRA Cleanaway welcomes today’s announcement by the Tasmanian Government to adopt a split-responsibility model for the state’s proposed Container Refund Scheme (CRS).

The model chosen by the Government will ensure high levels of community participation as a result of an accessible, convenient and rewarding Scheme, which will ultimately drive higher return rates and hence better outcomes for the environment and the community.

TOMRA Cleanaway Chief Executive Officer, James Dorney, said the decision was a huge step towards ensuring the CRS delivered on its promise to reduce litter and boost recycling.

“We congratulate the Tasmanian Government on choosing the right scheme design, which will truly make a difference to Tasmania’s cherished natural environment, providing cleaner communities and waterways,” Mr Dorney said.

“We know from our experience running the NSW CRS how effective the split responsibility model is. In NSW we have a positive relationship working with the Government, Scheme Coordinator and Collection Point operators, resulting in a Scheme which has continued to grow and evolve for the benefit of all citizens”.

Mr Dorney said importantly, the scheme adopted by the Tasmanian Government would provide the best opportunity for citizen access as well as local charity and community group participation.

“In NSW, 3 out of 4 adults are regular participants in the Scheme and there is more charity, community groups and small business operators involved in the CRS than in any other scheme in Australia,” he said.

“The model announced by the Government today is the scheme Tasmanians expect and deserve.”

For more information on the announcement, please see media release from The Hon. Minister Roger Jaensch’s here.

For more information on the NSW Container Deposit Scheme please visit here