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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 3017..


In relation to the installation of photovoltaic systems, the ACT Government had allocated $2.0m in the 2011-12 Budget. Further funds allocated through the NSSP and the annual schools capital upgrades program support the installation of solar panels.

5) No.

6) The ACT Government's target for ACT schools refers to ACT public schools. The ACT Government has allocated $400 000 from the 2008-09 financial year for ACT non-government schools to undertake measures towards carbon neutrality and will cooperate with the non-government sectors where energy savings and other adaption measures can be made.

Environment—recycling bins (Question No 2335)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, upon notice, on 3 May 2012 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

(1) When did the "no nappies in your recycling bin"campaign start and when will it finish.

(2) What is the cost of this campaign and how is this campaign being promoted.

(3) Can the Minister provide further details on the anecdotal data mentioned in the recent media release that has been collected for nappy reductions since the "no nappies in your recycling bin"campaign started.

(4) Has the Minister received any community feedback on (a) the campaign, (b) the method of community education (e.g. magnet distribution) and (c) any questions/comments on why nappies cannot be placed in the recycling bin.

(5) Has the Minister received any community feedback in relation to placing soiled nappies in the green landfill bin.

(6) What are the current rules relating to placing soiled nappies in the green landfill bin.

(7) Are there any health or environmental issues relating to the current practice of soiled nappies being placed in landfill.

(8) Can the Minister provide a copy of the quantitative data, once finalised, in relation to nappy reduction figures in the recycled waste stream that is being presently collected by the Government.

(9) What evaluation methods, if any, are planned for this program.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) The 'no nappies in your recycling bin' campaign commenced on 5 December 2011. The end date of the campaign is dependent on when the store of magnets for bounty bags is exhausted, which is linked to new births in the ACT. At this stage it is anticipated that the magnet stock will be exhausted between October and November 2012.


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