NSW Government has delayed the implementation of the Container Deposit scheme until 1 December 2017. WA and QLD are still planning implementation from Mid 2018.
NSW is proceeding to plan for the introduction of the NSW Container Deposit scheme - scheduled to commence 1 July 2017. All NSW beverage containers between 150ml and 3 litres in volume will be eligible for a refund with some exceptions (see Scheme exceptions). These exceptions are similar to the exceptions in the South Australian and Northern Territory container deposit schemes.
Manufacturers, importers, retailers need to be aware that each applicable beverage container that enters NSW will attract a 18 cent charge, payable to the NSW scheme coordinator ( yet to be announced), in order to run the scheme. Each beverage label also will need to be registered with the NSW EPA- (Fee and lodgement processes yet to be determined).
Consumers will return applicable beverages to bottle banks ( deposit payable yet to be determined)
Tenders have been announced but no national logo or confirmed details have been finalised for labelling of beverage containers.
Importers, wholesalers and manufacturers of containers for beverages are advised to regularly review the NSW EPA website. www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/container-deposit-scheme.
Correct Food Systems will continue to keep you updated on this scheme, and the planned adoption in WA and QLD for 2018.
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