CONTAINER DEPOSIT LEGISLATION IS EFFECTIVE
Tonnage rates achieved in South Australia for beer bottles, soft drink glass and plastic soft drink containers are far in excess of those achieved in other States of Australia.
Cans and PET returned by consumers awaiting collection for aggregation and recycling
South Australia recovers at least one third more aluminium cans than other States, where collection is influenced by the market value of the metal.
South Australia recovers 85% of non refillable glass soft drink bottles, compared with 36% nationally.
South Australia already recovers 84% of cans marketed in this State compared with 63% nationally.
The return rate for Plastic Soft Drink containers, (PET), is 74% whilst the national return rate is 36%. Liquid Paperboard, a recent inclusion, has a return rate of 40% increasing.
Container Deposit litter is less than 1% of total litter in South Australia.
Through CDL, South Australian presents materials for recycling which are of the highest quality in the nation.