Coca-Cola Set to Challenge Recycling Law in Northern Territory - International Business Times
Now that's crap ... S.A has had a deposit scheme ever since I can remember . Victoria stopped theirs ages ago but you still get payed for aluinum cans. So I don't know what this supposed law they have pulled out of their butt is all about .In a nutshell, that Commonwealth Act, Coca-Cola stressed in an ABC report on Wednesday, states that "if a product is legal to sell in one state, it is legal to sell in another state."
"So for one state, or in this case territory, to go it alone and create a non-harmonised regulatory system, we believe breaches that Act," Wagstaff argued.
Coca-Cola fears that over the long-haul, the NT law will establish precedents that would be untenable to the interests of beverage players operating in Australia.
However, Coca-Cola's planned legal action was wholly based on its self-serving interests, according to environmental group Clean Up Australia.
Basically people pay an extra ten cents on their soft drinks and beer bottles etc etc . and if you return it you get your 10 cents back. (btw they have already trialed this, and the scheme has collected over 35,000 bottles and cans in a very short time period. These very bottles and cans would otherwise be strewn across our NT landscape.
Coke a cola are referring to this scheme as a "tax" on their product. It's not a tax if you're paying a deposit. Could you imagine if they outlawed "deposits" on everything? God they're full of ****!!!