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Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Page: 8715

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (15:57): I move:

That the Senate—

(a)   notes that:

   (i)   National Recycling Week runs from 7 November to 13 November 2011,

   (ii)   Australians use more than 12 billion drink containers every year - 1.4 million per hour - fewer than half of which are recycled,

   (iii)   a July 2010 study commissioned by the Government found that a container deposit scheme (CDS) with a 10 cent deposit on beverage containers would increase recycling to more than 80 per cent and reduce overall litter volume by 19 per cent,

   (iv)   South Australia has operated a successful CDS since 1977,

   (v)   the Northern Territory has adopted a CDS to commence in 2012, and

   (vi)   the Australian Labor Party in Western Australia has adopted the Australian Greens' model CDS bill for that state; and

(b)   calls on the Government to immediately adopt a national CDS.

Question put.

The Senate divided. [15:58 ]

(The Deputy President —Senator Parry)

Question negatived.