CDS delay jar 3

Really good things take time

The NSW government and Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) have announced that the start date of the NSW Container Deposit Scheme has been extended.

The scheme was due to begin on 1 July, however it’s now extended to December. Click here for the NSW Environment Minister’s media release.

Although it’s disappointing that recyclers in NSW will need to wait a little longer to get cash for containers, Envirobank agrees that a world-class Container Deposit Scheme is worth waiting for. Having the scheme roll out later will ‘ensure it works efficiently for the community and business to maximise the environmental benefits’.

Envirobank will use this time to actively seek partners for many more convenient locations, and prepare for the launch.

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