Victoria is taking a significant step forward in its commitment to environmental sustainability with the launch of the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) on November 1. This scheme, also known as a 'cash-for-containers' program in other Australian States, is set to revolutionise the way Victorians dispose of their beverage containers, reducing litter, promoting recycling and contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment.
The Scheme has three commercial network operators, Tomra, Visy and Return It. Scouts Victoria is excited to let you know that we have set up a new entity from which we are able to run our own depots. We will be running 2-3 container return depots and are working hard to get these set up in time for November 1. Scouts Victoria has worked with Return It and Vic Return to create a CDS donation point package that can be used at our Scout Halls.
The CDS Donation Points will include
240L donation bins in VIC CDS Scheme colours that will be easily identifiable as being a CDS receptacle.
CDS Scheme signage that will assist donors to only leave eligible containers with your Scout Hall.