NT government to challenge recycling law

NT government to challenge recycling law

The Northern Territory government has announced they intend to appeal yesterday’s court ruling that found their cash-for-containers recycling scheme was invalid.

Three major beverage companies, including Coca Cola, brought the case against the Territory government, saying the 10 cent refund system for used cans was in violation of a Commonwealth law because it could not be regulated across state borders.

Yesterday the beverage companies won the case in the Federal Court in Sydney.

But Chief Minister of the Northern Territory Terry Mills says they will do everything they can to ensure the recycling scheme continues.

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