Victoria will have a container deposit scheme up and running in 2023.

The Victorian Government is currently seeking feedback on the draft regulations and regulatory impact statement (RIS).

Areas of consultation include eligible containers, refund amount, refund labelling requirements and community access standards.

Multiple states and territories have introduced schemes which enable and incentivise the recycling of beverage containers. These schemes involve extensive government and business collaboration and are proving to be highly successful in increasing recycling rates.

The National Retail Association has worked with several state governments on the rollout of container deposit schemes. Director of Policy at the National Retail Association, David Stout, is leading the industry response to the Victorian consultation.

“The Association supports a nationally consistent rollout of the Container Deposit Schemes. We will continue to act to support the retailers’ interests as this scheme gets underway.”

Consultation closes at 11:59pm on Sunday 26 June 2022.

Have Your Say

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The National Retail Association continues to provide advice and input on behalf of retailers in our role state-based Container Deposit Schemes.

Retailers interested in providing feedback, or seeking more information, should contact the NRA Policy team at policy@nra.net.au