Negotiations about a new container deposit system between the Territory Recycling Depot in Smith Street, Alice Springs, and drink manufacturers have broken down. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
UPDATE FRIDAY 8am
A mock invoice for $6m will this morning be presented to Terry Davis, Group Managing Director of Coca Cola Amatil by the Boomerang Alliance, Greenpeace Australia Pacific and Clean Up Australia.
UPDATE SATURDAY, Aug 24, 8:30am
Coca Cola Amatil has provided the following statement: CCA understands that an operator will be establishing a depot in Alice Springs in the near future and we have arrangements in place to deal with them. We agree with the depot operators that the legislation is flawed and that the Government should consult publicly with all parties on its plans to fix it. If it does not consult it may just make the situation worse.