In an apparent capitulation to industry demands, the NSW State Government has rolled back the launch date of the proposed Container Deposit Scheme by five months to 1 December this year. Boomerang Alliance Director Jeff Angel said the Alliance, as one of the biggest proponents of the NSW CDS, wanted to ensure it would work efficiently for the community and business to maximize the environmental benefits.
- In apparent capitulation to industry demands, the NSW State Government has rolled back the launch date of the proposed Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) by five months to 1 December this year.
- Last month Premier Baird’s office said it was firmly committed to sticking to the 1 July rollout date, and had refused to meet with Mr Rogut to discuss the issue.
- A spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Authority said that the rollout would include a public awareness campaign, however it is understood that no implementation date has been set.
“While larger chains have the economies of scale to offset costs nationally, small businesses do not enjoy the same luxury and as such may be placed at a competitive disadvantage in an already challenging market.”