Cans Deposit Refund Halved in Container Depost SchemePosted on March 29, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
The new scheme in Australia’s Northern Territory is settling in and some people are finding there has to be a change in the way they think. Yes a container has a 10 cent refund available, but if you want a private contractor to come and pick you containers up from you office to take to a refund facility, then you should expect them to charge for the service. Either via a flat charge per load or a reduced deposit refund per container. This is exactly how a container refund system is meant to work. It puts in incentives for the containers to be recovered by the public or industry for a fee and returned for recycling. Either way it achieves the result of getting our recycling up form 25% to over 80% on average.