Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
100
Title
Fund a Container Deposit Scheme
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council the serious issue that Victoria does not have a container deposit schemes. Litter is a serious environmental and community issue that needs to be addressed. South Australia is leading the way with its recycling programs which are putting millions of dollars back into communities. This money can be used by families to buy groceries, community gardens to buy sustainable equipment and local schools to invest in children's education. Surely we want to do the same in Victoria. It is estimated that at the current rate of production, oil will run out in approximately in 2068. In 49 years, unless we start to ‘Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Rethink and Recycle’, there will be no plastic.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Premier and the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change to fund initiatives, like a container deposit scheme, throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Closing Date
2019-08-26
Not tabled signatures
163
Total signatures including previously tabled
163

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Status
Open
Sponsor
Mr Clifford Hayes