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NSW government promises to help CDS-affected businesses

After months of government lobbying, MGA says it has persuaded the NSW government to save the livelihoods of many NSW retailers. Following the new NSW Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), MGA says shoppers of packaged beverages who live near the Victoria/NSW border are crossing the border to buy drinks and other …

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Retailers welcome delay in Qld Container Refund Scheme

The Queensland government has delayed the implementation of the state’s Container Refund Scheme from July 1 to November 1, so that lessons from the NSW experience can be learned. NSW’s ‘Return and Earn’ container deposit scheme (CDS) was launched on December 1 last year and has faced criticism from retail …

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MGA: NSW container deposit laws will destroy small and independently owned businesses

New container deposit laws in NSW will operate from December 1, 2017, and from that date, says MGA Independent Retailers CEO Jos de Bruin, independently owned businesses on the NSW borders will suffer the consequences. “MGA has pleaded with the Minister for the Environment, Minister Upton, to listen to the …

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Woolworths first retailer to help support delivery of NSW government sustainability initiative

TOMRA Cleanaway, the NSW state government appointed network operator of the new Return and Earn container deposit scheme (CDS), announced that Woolworths will be the first retail refund partner when the program launches on December 1, 2017. Under the CDS, consumers will be able to return eligible beverage containers for …

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