Strengthening South Australia’s container deposit scheme

Posted on October 1, 2021 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations

“South Australia led the way when it introduced Australia’s first container deposit scheme 44 years ago, but much has changed since then, including new technologies, and the community’s desire and ability to recycle more container materials,” Speirs said. “More than 600 million beverage containers are returned by South Australians each year under the CDS, resulting in one of the most effective CDS systems in the world, with beverage containers accounting for less than three per cent of litter items in the state.

“The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to optimising container recovery and recycling and bringing the system into the digital era to improve efficiency of the system with early estimates showing a further 70 million beverage containers a year could be recycled.