NSW ‘cash for cans’ scheme will take the pop out of pop

 In Australia, NewZealand
A NSW government plan to cut litter by imposing a small deposit on drinks could dent sales of soft drinks, fruit juice and bottled water by almost 10 per cent.
Under the container deposit scheme, which comes into effect in July 2017, commercial drink containers between 150 millilitres and three litres will be redeemable for 10¢ each at depots and reverse vending machines.
The scheme will be paid for by beverage manufacturers, including Coca-Cola Amatil, Asahi/Schweppes, Carlton & United Beverages and Lion Co, which owns juice maker Berri. They plan to pass the cost of the 10¢ deposit and the cost of administering the scheme onto consumers by raising prices by between 15¢ and 20¢ per container. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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