Container Deposit Scheme

Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) was established in South Australia 1977 moving to Northern Territory in 2012, New South Wales in 2017 and both Australian Capital Territory | Queensland 2018.  Western Australia 2020 and Tasmania 2022. Victoria has set a target of 2023.

With waste becoming a bigger and bigger problem, CDS provide a financial incentive to reduce litter, leading to cleaner beaches, waterways, parks, and streets, and mean less recyclable materials are sent to landfill – Planet Ark –