Environmentalist and plastic pollution spokesperson Tim Silverwood has come out scathing at media reports that the proposed 10 cent container deposit scheme (CDS) is a new ‘plastic tax’ designed to ‘hit the family budget’.
“The claims of a 20 cent price rise from a national container deposits scheme are just wrong and should be ignored. All the economic research from real world systems show it is simply impossible that an efficient CDS (unlike the NT one managed by the industry) would have an extra 10 cents on top of the deposit – in fact the Boomerang Alliance scheme developed from best practice systems would have no extra fee.”
Here at Surfing Green we’re all about keeping plastic waste to a minimum and out of our oceans. We love to support Tim and Take 3 in their quest to have container deposit schemes reinstated and think it would be nice if people looked at the huge positives associated with these schemes and what they are actually trying to acheive. To read more about what Tim has to say on the issue, please click here.