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Queensland container deposit scheme “a disaster waiting to happen”

The Australasian Association of Convenience Stores (AACS) says the Queensland’s forthcoming container deposit scheme (CDS) appears destined for failure following the eyebrow-raising comments from the mayor of Ipswich that the council will stop recycling altogether. Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli said last week that all recycling for the city would be …

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Strong take-up as NSW launches container deposit scheme

The NSW government launched its ‘Return and Earn’ container deposit scheme (CDS) across the state this week, attracting strong participation. Within three days of launching, more than 500,000 beverage containers were returned to Return and Earn reverse-vending machines across NSW. Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton says the scheme is off to …

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MGA: NSW container deposit laws will destroy small and independently owned businesses

New container deposit laws in NSW will operate from December 1, 2017, and from that date, says MGA Independent Retailers CEO Jos de Bruin, independently owned businesses on the NSW borders will suffer the consequences. “MGA has pleaded with the Minister for the Environment, Minister Upton, to listen to the …

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