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Victorians use more than 3 billion drink containers every year. Sadly, many are not recycled, ending up in landfill and as litter across our state

The good news is the Victorian Government has announced it will deliver a Container Deposit Scheme by 2023, a great initiative that will increase recycling, reduce landfill and reward Victorians for taking part.

How does it work?

Victorians buy and enjoy over 3 billion eligible drinks each year.

Members of the public can collect empty eligible drink containers and take them to a refund point, where they’ll receive 10 cents for each one.

Refund point operators sort the collected containers by material type into provided storage bins and are paid a further fee of up to 6.5 cents per eligible container for collecting containers.

Containers are then collected for further processing and sold to accredited recyclers.

New recycled drink containers and other products are created.

Victorians buy and enjoy over 3 billion eligible drinks each year.

Members of the public can collect empty eligible drink containers and take them to a refund point, where they’ll receive 10 cents for each one.

Refund point operators sort the collected containers by material type into provided storage bins and are paid a further fee of up to 6.5 cents per eligible container for collecting containers.

Containers are then collected for further processing and sold to accredited recyclers.

New recycled drink containers and other products are created.