Bunbury show and tell for container scheme launch

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Bunbury waste education project officers Carmen Kowal and Jo Walker encourage the community to bring along their empty beverage containers to the Bunbury Show for the container deposit scheme.
Camera IconBunbury waste education project officers Carmen Kowal and Jo Walker encourage the community to bring along their empty beverage containers to the Bunbury Show for the container deposit scheme. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

The Bunbury Show has been chosen as a launch pad to trial the new Container Deposit Scheme – set to be introduced by the State Government in early 2020.

CDS allows anyone from the community to take empty beverage containers covered by the scheme to a deposit point to receive a refund of 10¢.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said it was fantastic Bunbury had been chosen to trial the new scheme and to emphasise the importance of recycling the right way.

“Our main aim is to reduce litter and to ensure items get recycled correctly as well as educate the community,” Mr Brennan said.

“Bunbury Show has more than 15,000 people attend each year and was one of 12 events in WA chosen by West Australian Local Government Association to test trial CDS.”

Bunbury Show coordinator Fiona Hinds said she was thrilled to have a strong environmental message on display at the event.

“This year we have been working towards being a zero waste event and getting the recycling message out to the community,” she said.

Bunbury waste education project officers Carmen Kowal, Jo Walker and Ms Hinds encourage everyone attending the show to bring along their empty containers.

The deposit containers include cans, bottles, plastic and glass water bottles, beer and cider cans and bottles and sports drinks.

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