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'Separations' no worries for new container deposit operator

A container deposit depot has opened in Alice Springs, doing 28 "separations" after its predecessor shut down when he was required to do 24. Local manager Andrew Lee says the number of separations required is "labour intensive" but the high turnover makes it worth-while. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Depot worker Shaun Thomas lobs a stubby into one of the 28 separation bins as fellow worker Jason Birch sorts a delivery from Tom Buzzacott (at right).

Camps cottage industry stalls as Coke prevaricates




All blacks do is collect sitdown-money, right? Wrong – at least so far as a number of residents in Alice Springs town camps are concerned.  They, including Glenda Hayes (pictured), are collecting drink cans – or at least have been, until the NT Government and the multi-nationals who make the stuff failed to put in place something as simple as a workable container deposit scheme. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Council suspends its collection scheme and activists 'disable' Coca Cola machines as NT loses container deposit court case


The Northern Territory Government will ask the beverage industry to voluntarily continue the container deposit scheme following today’s Federal Court of Australia ruling that it is illegal, says NT Chief Minister Terry Mills.

Meanwhile a group calling itself Out Of Order has begun sticking OUT OF ORDER notices on Coca Cola and Mount Franklin vending machines around the country, says spokesman Katso, "in support of the Northern Territory’s ‘cash for cans’ scheme," says spokesman Katso.

UPDATE: And the Alice Springs Town Council has today suspended its Cash for Wine & Spirit Glass Bottles scheme which had been operating out of Territory Metals since October 2012. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.



Container deposit laws set to hit snag




The announcement that major beverage producers are seeking to
overturn the Territory’s Container Deposit Legislation should come as no
surprise to a Labor Government that was warned its laws were deficient
without support at the national level, says Shadow Attorney General,
John Elferink (pictured).

Meanwhile Environment Minister Karl Hampton today called on the
beverage industry to accept the wishes of Territorians and drop their
attempts to overturn the Territory’s new Cash for Containers Scheme.

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