WA one step closer to a CDL

CDL WAWestern Australia's container deposit scheme is one step closer after new legislation was recently passed in the Western Australian Parliament that sets out the terms for how the new Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) will work.

The CDS, scheduled to begin early in 2020 will allow consumers to return empty containers used for beverage products to a refund point and receive a ten cent refund in exchange. The scheme will bring WA in line with South Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory, all who have schemes in place.

The government predicts that the new container deposit scheme will help reduce litter, increase recycling throughout the state, and provide business opportunities for social enterprises and help charities and community organisations raise funds for community work. Read more here on the WA CDS.