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What is the NSW 'Container Deposit Scheme'?
The NSW Government Container Deposit Scheme (the CDS) will begin in NSW on 1st December, 2017. Called ‘Return and Earn’ this is the NSW Government program to reduce littering by encouraging people to collect and return containers for recycling, part of a goal to reduce litter by 40% by 2020.
The implementation of the Return and Earn CDS is impacting all beverage manufacturers and suppliers in NSW and as a result, is having flow-on effects to our customers.
The Return and Earn CDS mandates by law new costs on beverage suppliers. In NSW this includes funding for container deposits, handling and administration fees as well as compliance costs. While most of our products at Neverfail are not part of ‘Return and Earn’ as the container size is outside the range covered, Neverfail will be implementing an additional charge to reflect these new costs in our pricing on affected products that are captured by ‘Return and Earn’.
The pricing of the following list of Neverfail products will not be impacted by the CDS as they are not eligible under the scheme.
• 5 and 10 litre spring water casks;
• 11 and 15 litre returnable spring water bottles; or
• 15 litre one-way spring water PET bottles.
Eligible beverage containers under the NSW CDS are those between 150ml and 3litres, excluding some beverage types. For more information about the CDS and eligible beverage containers, please visit:
• Return and Earn Scheme Coordinator
• Return and Earn Scheme CDS information
For those Neverfail products that are eligible for the NSW CDS and have attracted an additional charge, Neverfail has taken into account:
• Estimates published online (returnandearn.org.au) by the Return and Earn CDS for the first three months of the scheme.
• Advice from the NSW Government that exact costs per container will depend on redemption rates via the chosen redemption channel and container type.
When will the change occur?
•The Scheme Coordinator requires suppliers to pay into the Return and Earn CDS from Wednesday 1st November 2017. This is to ensure the Return and Earn CDS is able to give refunds from 1st December.
•As such, Neverfail will apply the additional charges described above from Wednesday 1st November 2017. You will see changes in your invoices from this date. Our ambition is to keep costs as low as possible. We are not seeking to make a profit from the Return and Earn CDS.