Victoria’s cash for drink containers scheme updated 

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Plans for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) will be updated at an online forum on 31 August. 

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will host the forum from 11am, for businesses and community groups keen to be involved in early planning of the scheme.

The proposed scheme aims to supply cash rewards of up to 10 cents will be offered for used containers returned to shops, reverse vending machines, depots, pop-ups and drop-off points run by recyclers, charities and community and sports groups. 

The container deposit scheme will be introduced in Victoria by 2023. 

State government says the scheme will improve recycling rates, result in less waste and reduce litter by up to half. Hundreds of new jobs will be created across the state as the scheme is rolled out. 

The scheme will be run by a co-ordinator and network operators and be funded by beverage suppliers, in line with other container deposit schemes across Australia. 

Engage Victoria consulted with Victorians throughout November 2020 to shape the design of the scheme. 

Registration for the forum closes on 27 August.  

Government officials will give an overview of pre-procurement plans, the scheme’s co-ordinator and network operator, as well as participate in a question and answer session. 

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