Should more types of containers be included in the CDS?

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Should more types of containers be included in the Container Deposit Scheme? 

Provide your feedback in the discussion below.

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david webb

17 Feb 2019

Wine bottles and containers should be included and any other containers that do not contain food or daily staples.
In five years time after this introduction the amount should raise from 10 cents to 15 cents for all containers currently in the scheme. Flavoured milk containers and non food essentials should also be included.
I think food items such as milk should continue to be excluded.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > david webb

19 Feb 2019

Hi David, thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We will consider your feedback in the review of the SA CDS.

Paula Sagar

15 Feb 2019

Plastic milk and OJ cartons, wine bottles. Any glass bottles really should be included.
It would be good to see other plastic bottles like shampoo and conditioner bottles included.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Paula Sagar

19 Feb 2019

Hi Paula thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We will consider your feedback in the review of the SA CDS.

Paul D'Amico

15 Feb 2019

Should include milk containers...both
Tetrapak and plastic as well as orange juice containers..with a view to all large plastic containers in the future.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Paul D'Amico

19 Feb 2019

Hi Paul. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We will consider your feedback in the review.

Belinda H

15 Feb 2019

2L and 3L milk and fruit juice containers as well as wine/spirit bottles etc. There is no good reason why they are excluded and primary producers should not be penalised for their inclusion.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Belinda H

19 Feb 2019

Hi Belinda thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We will consider your feedback in the review.

Adriana Matyk

13 Feb 2019

I believe all plastic containers should be in the deposit scheme This include milks - iced coffee/ chocolate and cream bottles as I find people don’t want to wash them to put them in recycling therefore going to landfill

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Adriana Matyk

19 Feb 2019

Hi Adriana, thank you. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback.

David Beres

26 Jan 2019

Introduce a 10 cent deposit and n whole and skim milk cartons to promote healthy drinking living.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > David Beres

19 Feb 2019

Hi David, thank you taking the time to comment. We appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments in the review of the SA CDS.

Sandy Edwards

22 Jan 2019

Most definitely. So much more can be recycled. Even if there is more places to deposit recyclables. I don't have rubbish collection where I am. Would love more places to deposit with or without a cash refund. Soft plastic s can be recycled at my local woolies however I'm not aware of anywhere else I can recycle anything apart from cans and bottles. What about magazines, jars, lids, candle jars, bread tags. Once upon a time we collected the ringpulls on cans to donate to make wheelchairs and now I don't know where to donate them too

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Sandy Edwards

22 Jan 2019

Hi Sandy thank you for your feedback.

Michael Edwards

18 Jan 2019

1 litre milk containers could be included as well as the 2 & 3 litre plastics and include the large litre flavoured milks

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Michael Edwards

22 Jan 2019

Hi Michael, thank you for your feedback.
Your comments will help inform a review of the container deposit scheme.
Regards

Brenton Forrest

18 Jan 2019

i agree with every body else's comments; ie a broader spectum of containers to be included .there should be an incentive scheme to encourage people to carry their coffee cups with them so that they can be filled at outlets.however the shop keeper would have to be indemnified in case of gastro from filling somebodies dirty cup.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Brenton Forrest

22 Jan 2019

Thanks for your comments Brenton, we appreciate your feedback.

Richard Olesinski

16 Jan 2019

I suggest a broader spectrum of containers need to be included in the CDS.
Why should a can or bottle be included but not a large, heavy wine or champagne bottle?

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Richard Olesinski

22 Jan 2019

Hi Richard, thank you for your feedback.

Lucy Overall

15 Jan 2019

All drink containers should be included in the CDS, such as glass & milk etc. However we need to address the source of the problem and try and reduce before recycling. Making a wider array of products included in the CDS will hopefully encourage more recycling, however I think we need to start adding tariffs to plastic containers in general to start encouraging business to find more alternative options. Unfortunatley, people tend to focus on the $, if we start increasing prices of items causing damage to the planet (eg, plastics), this should hopefully discourage people from using it and finding more green solutions.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Lucy Overall

22 Jan 2019

Hello Lucy, we appreciate you taking the time to provide your comments. Thank you for your feedback on the CDS

Katrina Wright

14 Jan 2019

I agree with every comment so far-they have said all my thoughts so add a deposit system to more containers of liquids etc.

Stan Livissianos

14 Jan 2019

Why only restrict deposits to the container component of beverages? Take-away beverage lids are another scourge too; coffee drinks lids, soft drink lids, fruit juice lids, slushy lids, et al. Plastic lids contribute towards our growing frustration with litter and waste. So, in addition to increasing the current 10 cent deposit on containers, impose a 5 cent charge on beverage container lids to further increase plastic recovery rates and reduce litter. A separate deposit should be charged on current plastic soft-drink bottle caps.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Stan Livissianos

22 Jan 2019

Hello Stan, thank you for your feedback.

NormandBobbie Bennett

14 Jan 2019

Pizza boxes, the scourge of the litter. One box and the bin is either full or blocked.
What is the difference between a coffee carton and a maccas cool drink cup, which is also accompanied by a straw and a lid. One 10 cents the other free.
Start at the beginning and penalise the producers of the unnecessary packaging and encourage the reduction thereof.
Many years ago cool drink was all in returnable glass bottles which were carried in timber crates and the manufacturer was responsible for their re-use. Today Mr Coca-cola et.al. packages his product in plastic bottles and cardboard boxes and wipes his hands of any responsibility toward the disposal of his leftovers. Therein lies the problem.

Dez Grif > NormandBobbie Bennett

21 Jan 2019

'Start at the beginning and penalise the producers'. Exactly! That is the only way I truly see to make a difference. Tax/ penalise companies that make products that are bad for the environment and bad for your health.

Elizabeth Agostini

13 Jan 2019

Yes. Milk and wine bottles should be included, to broaden the appeal and encourage more people to participate, rather than just dumping them in kerbside bins, as well as coffee and McDonald's type cups which are often littered.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Elizabeth Agostini

22 Jan 2019

Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your comments. We will considered your feedback in the review, regards

Neel A

13 Jan 2019

Definitely! Mainly daily use items- milk containers, cardboards from cereals, glass bottles and wine bottles.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Neel A

22 Jan 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Your comments will be considered in the review.

Bernadette Couve de Murville

13 Jan 2019

Absolutely the more the better!!

Samuel Wittwer

13 Jan 2019

Yes. All glass bottles, including wine bottles should be included. My biggest gripe with the current system is that plastic containers may carry a deposit if it has some fluids (think a fruit drink in a 2L container (eg. Nippys Lemon Drink), but that same 2L container carrying milk, ice coffee or juice doesn't attract the same deposit. The same happens with Cardboard Containers. Personally, I'd like to see it further extended to takeaway drink cups, such as those used for Soft Drink and Frozen Drinks at takeaway places.

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Strategic Communications and Engagement, EPA > Samuel Wittwer

22 Jan 2019

Hello Samuel, thank you for your feedback. Your comments will be considered in the review. Regards