Container Deposit Scheme – Constituency Question

Juliana ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:36): My constituency question is for the Minister for Environment. What are the benefits of our government’s $515 million investment into the container deposit scheme for the Wendouree electorate?

I am so pleased that the Victorian container deposit scheme has started. From yesterday, 1 November, Victorians can return eligible drink cans, bottles and cartons for a 10-cent refund. This refund can be kept or, importantly, donated to Victorian charities, schools or sporting and community groups that have registered for the scheme, which is great news indeed.

Further, this scheme will also be transformative for Victoria’s waste and recycling system by reducing litter and diverting drink cans, bottles and cartons away from landfill to be recycled, in doing so saving the planet and creating jobs.

I look forward to hearing from the minister and learning more about how CDS Vic’s accessible beverage recycling scheme will make Ballarat an even better place to live.


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