container deposit scheme

Policy update:

NSW: The biggest initiative to tackle litter in NSW history, the NSW 10 cent container deposit scheme, will now roll out from December 1 this year, after Clean Up Australia, the Boomerang Alliance and industry stakeholders asked for an extension to ensure it would be a world-leading program from day one of operation.

The 2015-16 National Litter Index has found almost half the total volume of litter is made up of drinks containers – and around 43 per cent of the total volume of litter is made up of containers that will be caught by the NSW container deposit scheme.

Want to be kept up to date on the progression of this issue? Contact David Stout, Industry & Policy, at [email protected].