In an article published on May 20, 2016 by news provider Plastics News Europe, journalist Kate Tilley informs that the Australian state of New South Wales (NWS) will introduce a bottle deposit program starting in July 2017. A 10- cent deposit will be charged for containers ranging from 150 mL to 3 L and collection points will range from large-scale depots to stand-alone, reverse-vending machines and pop-up sites. According to NSW Premier Mike Baird, the refund and all handling and administration fees will be financed by beverage suppliers. “Giving people a financial incentive to do the right thing and recycle drink containers will help to significantly reduce the estimated 160 million drink containers littered every year,” Baird stated. South Australia has had a deposit system since 1977 and the Northern Territory introduced one in 2012.
Kate Tilley (May 20, 2016). “Australia’s most populated state to begin bottle deposits.” Plastics News Europe
NSW EPA (May 8, 2016). NSW container deposit scheme.