WITH Plastic Free July well underway, Mandurah MLA David Templeman has reaffirmed the State Government’s commitment to introducing a container deposit scheme to WA.
Previous consultation by the State Government indicated very strong support for a container deposit scheme with 97 per cent of the 3236 people surveyed supporting the scheme.
Benefits of a container deposit scheme include protecting the environment, reducing litter, increasing recycling rates, protecting fauna and reducing the amount of plastic to landfill.
Plans for implementing the scheme, which starts in 2020, are well underway and people will be offered a 10 cent refund for each eligible bottle and can.
As many as 500 jobs could be created at new container sorting and processing facilities and refund points.
Mr Templeman encouraged local business, organisations and households across Mandurah to take up the Plastic Free July challenge and find out how to reduce their plastic use.