40 years of leading the nation in recycling beverage containers

Ian Hunter. Pic: AAP.

Ian Hunter. Pic: AAP.

South Australia celebrates 40 years since the start of the container deposit scheme. Strong community support has seen a steady increase in the overall return rate – now reaching 80 per cent. Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter said South Australia’s container deposit scheme has also generated significant employment in the recycling sector, generating around 800 to 1000 jobs.