WMAA welcomes cross border discussions on CDS

The decision made by the Queensland Government on 22 July 2016 to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme, is seen as one more step toward a national approach to litter and resource recovery.

Martin Tolar, Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA), welcomed the discussion between the governments of Queensland and New South Wales on establishing a single scheme administrator for the two states.

"The proposal for a seamless system, through one scheme administrator, can deliver a more effective outcome than two separate state bodies. This is the start of a truly national approach to a Container Deposit Scheme and sends a clear message to other jurisdictions who are yet to consider a CDS.

"WMAA applauds any attempt to remove state based jurisdictional differences in the regulation of the waste and resource recovery industry.

"Our industry is central to the management of waste and recycling in Queensland. WMAA will continue its discussions with the Queensland Minister and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection to ensure that the best outcome is achieved for the waste and resource recovery industry in Queensland."