As consumers, we are all responsible for ensuring that whatever we’re buying is disposed of correctly. Just as we all separate our household waste into our kerbside bins, separating our eligible cans, cartons and bottles for recycling through the CDS is just another responsibility we all share.
We all have the power to do the right thing, and by returning containers for recycling through the CDS we know that these containers won’t enter our environment as litter or landfill and that they will continue their journey through the circular economy.
Container collection logistics
Working with the refund collection point partners, our logistics fleet collects and transports containers from all our container refund points, whether these are RVMs or OTCs, and transports them back to a central counting and sorting facility for further processing.
Our logistics fleet is managed using real-time live data and has been designed to access busy metropolitan car parks and the wide-open roads of regional Australia.
Separation of materials through a container deposit network results in a stream of clean materials – counted, sorted, baled and ready to be sold as a contaminant-free commodity to domestic and global buyers.
In a circular economy, we stop seeing discarded containers as waste, and instead we start seeing a highly valuable material that can be manufactured into new products to be re-used and recycled all over again.