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A consultation regulation impact statement for the Container Deposit Scheme was open for a four-week comment period from 13 August until 10 September 2018.

It provided a preliminary assessment of the costs and benefits of the scheme. It focused on the Western Australian Government’s preferred option of developing a scheme that aligns closely with those introduced in other Australian jurisdictions.

This option also minimises the costs to the beverage industry and avoids confusion for both industry and consumers.

We will analyse submissions and make recommendations to the Minister for Environment and prepare a decision regulation impact statement.

During the four-week consultation period, the following 12 submissions were received.

  1. Australasian Association of Convenience Stores
  2. Care for Hedland Environmental Association
  3. Coles
  4. Consumer’s Association of WA
  5. Greenbatch
  6. Leslie Hodgson
  7. Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (New Zealand)
  8. Murray Cook
  9. Peel Preservation Group Inc.
  10. Steve Walker
  11. Unattended Sales Australia Pty Ltd
  12. WALGA