If the Container Refund Scheme isn't passed in Parliament this week, it will be years until Tasmanians are able to drop off their empty bottles for cash.
That's according to Braddon Liberal MP Roger Jaensch, who on Sunday revealed details about the final sitting week in Parliament for 2021.
The Statewide Container Refund Scheme, which has been in discussion for a number of years, will be debated in the Upper House with Mr Jaensch saying he was confident the government had found a model that "is going to work well for every Tasmanian."
"If it gets through, we can have a container refund scheme operating before next Christmas," he said.
Previously, criticism over the proposed split-responsibility model has arisen from James Boag's Brewery and beverage giants, who say the scheme will increase costs unnecessarily. State Labor is expected to attempt to send the legislation to an inquiry.
Also on the cards for Parliament is debate over the Living Marine resources Management Act (Aquaculture Research) Bill, which relates to the Moratorium of Understanding entered into with the Commonwealth Government as part of the government's 10-year plan for the salmon industry.
Mr Jaensch said the focus would be on ironing out the kinks over who is responsible for the regulation of aquaculture activities in Commonwealth waters adjoining Tasmanian waters, with jurisdictions currently unclear.
The hotly contested TasTAFE reforms will also be up for debate in the Legislative Council, after passing the Lower House earlier this month, with the government's Climate Change (State Action) Amendment Bill also set to be tabled.
This will legislate Tasmania's target of net zero emissions from 2030.
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