Governments have been slow to respond to Australia’s phenomenally high production of waste, amounting to more than two tonnes per person per year.
The Greens have concentrated on iconic campaigns like a national container deposit scheme, e-waste recycling and eliminating plastic bags, while working to improve the weak national product stewardship framework that is continually overwhelmed by rising waste volumes. Ultimately, we support moves toward the cradle-to-cradle economy where waste is designed out of our industrial systems altogether.
20 May 2013
"The study shows that Toro's proposed Wiluna uranium Project may scrape into financially viability if absolutely every possible...
15 Sep 2012
Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010
13 Sep 2012
The Australian Greens have called for a Senate inquiry into beverage industry profiteering in container deposit schemes operati...
12 Aug 2012
Container Deposit Legislation
14 Jul 2012
The ACIL Tasman report into container recycling commissioned by the Food and Grocery Council is a startling expose into how b...
08 Jun 2012
After the brief blaze of autumn, Canberra is at its sombre best for the winter session of budget estimates committees.With the ...
29 May 2012
The Government should resist the campaign from vested interests and support the Greens bill for a national container deposit sc...
24 May 2012
National Container Deposit Scheme
30 Mar 2012
Last chance to voice your support for a container deposit scheme - ACT NOW!
26 Mar 2012
Senator Ludlam questioned the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities on Illegal exports o...