Container deposits system explained to local councils

There has been much news recently of the Coca Cola v Northern Territory controversy about the NT container deposit law. In response, the Boomerang Alliance has been working to get their voice heard both in NT matters and with their new Container Deposits System (CDS) pitch.

Federal and state governments are meeting this month to discuss the 10c refund on bottles and cans.

The Total Environment Centre (TEC) has been explaining to local councils the implications of their CDS pitch to educate them on the new system and to alleviate any concerns about any potential repercussions of the plan, particularly for kerbside collection.

State ministers are showing interest in mandating refunds for returned bottles and cans and in the near future some states (with the exception of Queensland) may start to look a little more like South Australia – but more efficient.

What would a Boomerang Alliance CDS plan look like?

The Boomerang Alliance plan claims to be much more cost effective than the South Australia and NT strategies. The plan involves positioning automatic collection points at 1800 locations around Australia that would credit those who made a deposit – 10c for each bottle and can. There is more detail in their proposal and campaign videos.

1 Comment on "Container deposits system explained to local councils"

  1. South Australians the filthiest in Australia.
    Regardless of the Deposit Scheme, and
    disregarding Aussie Clean Up Australia,
    are continually discarding deposit and
    rubbish items on major and country roads
    across S.A. It’s become blase to them. Costs
    of council disposal is regarded too expensive
    for the average person and households.
    All councils are regarded money hungry
    no do organisations. They want more only to
    give less.

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