Welcoming WA's Container Deposit Scheme

WA's Container Deposit Scheme has officially started and is a positive step forward towards a circular economy

Industry Updates

October 1, 2020

Highlights

“At Cleanaway we have seen firsthand the environmental, economic and social benefits of a container return scheme. A system that encourages consumers to separate recycling at the point of disposal improves the quality of the recyclable material, which makes it an even more valuable commodity for reuse.”

Highlights

“At Cleanaway we have seen firsthand the environmental, economic and social benefits of a container return scheme. A system that encourages consumers to separate recycling at the point of disposal improves the quality of the recyclable material, which makes it an even more valuable commodity for reuse.”

We welcome the official commencement of the Western Australian Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) and acknowledge the hard work to get the scheme up and running in challenging circumstances.

“I congratulate the McGowan Government for the introduction of the CDS and the huge effort in getting the scheme up and running during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a step in the right direction towards achieving a circular economy,” said Cleanaway’s CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal.

“At Cleanaway we have seen firsthand the environmental, economic and social benefits of a container return scheme. A system that encourages consumers to separate recycling at the point of disposal improves the quality of the recyclable material, which makes it an even more valuable commodity for reuse.”

“I thank Minister Dawson for his commitment to the roll out of the scheme and look forward to working closely with the McGowan Government towards achieving Our Mission of ‘Making a sustainable future possible’.” said Mr Bansal.

Learn more about what goes into a world-class container deposit scheme below.

Cleanaway is committed to our sustainability targets aligned to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

We’re committed to helping make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11) and ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns (SDG 12).

Find out more in our 2020 Sustainability Report.