THE first sales of wine in plastic bottles will begin in Katherine within three weeks as the town attempts to combat the growing issue of broken glass littering its public areas.
The Katherine Liquor Accord has announced that it received unanimous support from members at a meeting on August 7 to purchasewine in plastic bottles at the “earliest possible convenience”.
The meeting was in response to a letter sent to Minister for Alcohol Policy David Tollner by Katherine Town Council last week that called for action to be taken on the issue.
In the letter, Mayor Fay Miller slammed the Northern Territory government and said it had been “negligent” by allowing individual regions to come up with solutions to problems caused by alcohol abuse.
PLASTIC PUSH: The Katherine Liquor Accord says low-alcohol wine in plastic bottles will begin to be sold “in approximately three weeks’ time”.
While independent alcohol retailers in Katherine have put their weight behind the push for plastic wine bottles, it remains to be seen whether or not supermarket giant Woolworths, which owns the town’s BWS outlet, will follow suit.
The wine will have an alcohol content lower than that of the traditional product but will not be officiallyclassified aslow-alcohol.
In a statement, the liquor accord said “the first sales of this productin plastic will be available in Katherine in approximately three weeks’ time”.
More to come.
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