Public comment is open on the NSW Government’s container deposit scheme discussion paper – the next step in delivering on the government’s election commitment to introduce a cost-effective container deposit scheme.

I encourage everyone to have their say to help shape how a container deposit scheme should operate in NSW.

Every year about 160 million drink containers are littered across NSW communities, and the Premier has made it his priority to reduce the volume of litter by 40 per cent by 2020.
A cost-effective container deposit scheme will help NSW reduce litter.

Public consultation is open until 26 February 2016. To read the discussion paper visit: http://www.epa.nsw.gov.au/waste/container-deposit-scheme.htm.