The Western Australian (WA) Government has selected WA Return Recycle Renew, a newly incorporated not-for-profit entity to deliver the WA container deposit scheme (CDS).
WA Return Recycle Renew was established by Lion and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) “in recognition of their shared responsibility (with other manufacturers and the community) for reducing waste generated by beverage packaging”.
Interim Chair and Spokesperson for WA Return Recycle Renew Jeff Maguire said: “WA Return Recycle Renew members, Coca-Cola Amatil and Lion Pty Ltd, welcome the selection by the WA Government to the new CDS Scheme.
“The opportunity to create the not-for-profit entity that will administer the WA Scheme builds on more than 40 years’ experience in similar programs in other states.
“The CDS Scheme enables the community of Western Australia to participate in reducing litter and increasing recycling, and we are looking forward to establishing a customer and community-focused scheme across all regions and Perth.”
The group said it will work with associations from all sectors of the community from all across the state to help maximise opportunities for social enterprises to participate and benefit from the Scheme.
The group added: “WA Return Recycle Renew is committed to helping WA deliver on a shared vision of reducing litter, increasing recycling and creating a high level of community participation.”