As a part of TOMRA Cleanaway’s mobilisation of refund points in the West Zone of Victoria, a Reverse Vending Machine for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme, has been installed in East Street, Daylesford.
Australia’s most accessible and convenient container deposit scheme is a step closer, with the rollout of refund points continuing to progress across Victoria in preparation for the scheme’s November 1 start.
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas announced that the Reverse Vending Machine for Victoria’s Container Deposit Scheme, CDS Vic, has been installed in East Street, Daylesford by TOMRA.
The scheme will reward Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible used drink can, bottle and carton. CDS Vic will reduce Victoria’s litter by up to half, create new economic opportunities, generate around 600 jobs across the state, in both regional and metropolitan Victoria, and turn drink containers into new recycled products.
CDS Vic also offers Victorian charities, community groups, environmental groups, sporting clubs, and educational organisations new ways to raise funds through collection drives, operating refund points, or by receiving direct donations from the community.
Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said: “This is a great opportunity to help clean up our environment, while helping local sporting clubs, community groups and schools to raise valuable funds through collection drives and donations”
This article first appeared in The Local.