Celebrating milestone for container deposit scheme
South Australia celebrates 40 years since the start of our container deposit scheme, leading the nation in recycling beverage containers.
Strong community support has seen a steady increase in the overall return rate – now reaching 80 per cent.
Since 2005 when statistics were first collected, more than 6 billion containers have been returned under the scheme. This equates to about 583 million containers per year that are recovered, recycled and directed away from landfill.
An event at Parliament House was held during National Recycling Week earlier this month to mark the milestone.