Public Submissions to the Draft Container Refund Scheme Regulations 2023

​​​Public comment was invited on the draft Draft Container Refund Scheme Regulations 2023 between 3 May and 14 June 2023. 

A summary report of submissions has been compiled to provide an overview of the feedback received, including NRE Tas responses:​

 Summary of feedback received from public consultation (PDF 181Kb)

Submissions received have been collated into the following documents. The individual's name (or the name of the organisation) has been published unless it was requested otherwise. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission was intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department has treated the submission as public. 

It is important to note that information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI) in certain instances.

 Submissions 1-8 (PDF 276Kb)

 Submissions 9-18 (PDF 1Mb)

 Submissions 19-28 (PDF 2Mb)​

 Submissions 29-35 (PDF 2Mb)​

Submission no.



​Kenneth S Hughes


​Communion Brewing​​


​David Schaller


​Sylvia Brown






​Vivian Vandenburg


​Clarence Climate Action


​Jan Twomey


Graeme McCormack


​Martin Angle


​Donnacha McGrath




​Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR)


​Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)


​Australian Grape and Wine


​Australian Retailers Association (ARA)


​Waste Management & Resource Recovery Association of Australia


​Clarence City Council




​NoneSuch Exists


Catherine Temby






​Independent Brewers Association (IBA)


​Michael Chadwick


​Graham McLean


​Circular Economy Huon


​Retail Drinks Australia


​Southern Tasmania Regional Waste Authority (STRWA)


​Spirit and Cocktails Australia and the Australian Distillers Associatio​n


​Australian Beverages Council


​Jenny Cambers-Smith


​Lion Pty Ltd


​Wine Tasmania


Container Refund Scheme

Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania
134 Macquarie Street,
Hobart, TAS, 7000.