Perth Recycling: Cash For Cans Program Boosts Recycling
Perth Recycling: it is always nice to hear of progressive waste and recycling programs being introduced by state governments to help minimise costs for small businesses and boost environmental performance. From 2019 – the Western Australia Government will be introducing a cash for cans and bottles – i.e. what previously would have been processed as commingled recycling.
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Perth recycling – introduction of cash for bottles and cans
According to the Channel 9 news report – ” West Australians will once again be able to exchange their cans and bottles for loose change as the McGowan government asks for community input to shape its container deposit scheme.”
“For every bottle and can returned to deposit sites, the scheme will refund 10 cents and is due to roll out in 2019.”
“Drinking containers make up 35.2 per cent of litter in WA compared to 10 per cent in South Australia, which has run a container deposit scheme for 40 years.”
“The WA government estimates for every 10,000 tonnes of waste recycled, 9.2 full-time jobs are created compared to 2.8 jobs if the rubbish went to landfill, and says the scheme could bring up to 500 jobs.”
The scheme will cover a wide variety of bottle and drinks containers – according to the ABC it will include:
Which containers will be eligible?
- Soft drink cans and bottles
- Bottled water
- Small flavoured milk drinks
- Beer, cider and mixed spirits drink cans and bottles
- Sports drinks
- Most containers between 150 millilitres and 3 litres.
“Premier Mark McGowan says they want to introduce the scheme in early 2019. They need to draft legislation and get it through Parliament first. It’ll be introduced all over the state.”
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