Australia:

Western Australia

The Western Australian Government is introducing a statewide container deposit scheme.

Consumers will be able to get a 10 cent refund on all eligible beverage containers – plastic and glass bottles, paper-board cartons, and steel and aluminium cans between 150 millilitres and three litres. Examples of eligible beverage containers include:

  • Beach Litter
  • soft drink cans and bottles;
  • bottled waters – both plastic and glass;
  • small flavoured milk drinks;
  • beer and cider cans and bottles; and
  • sports drinks and spirit-based mixed drinks.

Beverage containers included in the scheme will carry a refund mark to identify them to consumers.

Western Australia’s container deposit scheme is expected to start on 1 January 2019.

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Updated November 30, 2017

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