ACT looks to expand CDS

The ACT government is looking to expand its Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) to include more types of containers. The CDS was introduced in 2018 and allows people to return eligible, empty drink containers for a 10-cent refund per item. Currently the scheme accepts aluminium cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles and cartons (flavoured milk and juice boxes). Read More
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Soft plastics scheme: The basis of true EPR?

By Robert Kelman The proposal from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) for a National Plastics Recycling Scheme (NPRS) is being met with scepticism by some. The failure of industry to meet the national voluntary packaging targets hampers the credibility of this current proposal. For example, the 2025 target for 70 per cent of ‘all plastic packaging recycled or composted’ is way off with the most recent published rate at 16 per cent. Read More