Sunday, November 26, 2006

Tasmanian Bag Levy: Enviros vs. Liberals

Liberals slam the door on plastic bag solution

24 November 2006
Paula Wriedt, Tasmania, Australia

Tasmania led the charge today on phasing out single use plastic bags, despite a lack of support from the Federal Liberal Government to implement a national levy.
Environment Ministers from around Australia and New Zealand met in Christchurch, New Zealand, for the fourteenth Environmental Protection and Heritage Council Meeting.
Tasmanian Minister for the Environment, Paula Wriedt, said that a national levy provided the easiest and simplest way to achieve a reduction in plastic bag use and the desired environmental outcomes...

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