CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME —
469. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for
I refer to the minister's
media statement today in which he announced the appointment of a coordinator to
run the container deposit scheme, the coordinator being WA Return Recycle Renew
Who is behind this company and is it
a government entity; and, was it set up purely for the purpose outlined or is
it a pre-existing organisation?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for the question.
I am very pleased that Hon Simon O'Brien has paid
attention to my media statements and the good work that is happening in the
environment space. WA Return Recycle Renew is a not-for-profit company. It has
been established especially for the container deposit scheme that will operate
in Western Australia. The two main organisations involved are Coca–Cola
Amatil and Lion Nathan Ltd. Certainly, now that that announcement has been made—after
an independent process—we are hopeful that the scheme will be in
operation in early 2020.