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“No Waste by 2010” joins the other crap in the landfill

By johnboy 21 January 2009 61

The ABC informs us that the Chiefly Jon Stanhope has made a rare concession to the real world and admitted that the “No Waste by 2010” campaign was rubbish all along.

    Mr Stanhope says the “No Waste by 2010” campaign was designed to inspire the community to recycle.

    “Almost all slogans have an aspirational purpose,” he said.

    “We will never achieve a situation where there is no waste that’s actually [sent] to landfill, it will never ever be achieved. I think it was an appropriate slogan and an appropriate target.”

I’m sure in one management course or another the importance of aspiring to realistic goals was stressed to me. Still waiting for the training where they recommend talking bollocks for years doing nothing before giving up.

It must be a special ACT Government only one.

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jakez 4:49 pm 23 Jan 09

RuffnReady said :

jakez said :

RuffnReady said :

If govts across the country were actually serious about landfill, and it is a serious issue, they would require deposit return schemes (like the 5c bottle deposit scheme in SA) for most packaging and get manufacturers to pay for it.

The irony in that plan would be that the price of the 5c deposit that the manufacturers would wear, would be a cost passed down to the consumer through the price of the item.

That’s fine with me – it’s an act of job creation for low-income earners – there are people who supplement or make a living off bottle deposits in SA. It’s also a great community service (reduced landfill, less resource depletion from having to make new packaging, cleaner environment).

I’m merely pointing out that consumers would ultimately pay not the business, I’m not passing judgment on the merits of the system you have proposed.

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