Apr—09

Container Deposit Scheme has Method makeover

What is Return & Earn?

160 million drink containers are littered every year in New South Wales, Australia. That’s almost 500,000 a day - and that’s just one state in Australia.

1 December 2017 saw the start of ‘Return & Earn,’ a Container Deposit Scheme rolled out by the New South Wales Government which has seen more than 500 collection points installed.

By depositing eligible 150ml - 3L beverage containers, 10 cents is given back for each item. Bottles and cans need to be in good condition, not crushed or broken, and should still retain their original label. 

Why is this a necessity? 

Because 44% of New South Wales’ litter comes from small volume drink containers, which are causing great damage to the local environment. The NSW Government are hoping the program will help them remove 40% of litter volume by 2020.

And how about in 20 years time? 

By then, the scheme’s impact will look like over 12.6 billion more beverage containers being recycled, and 11 billion less in landfill.

The Method Makeover

We’ve launched a Container Deposit Scheme waste stream to add to your Method Recycling Station. The white lid is in concurrence with NSW Government’s colour code, and comes in our signature Method style to create a visible, beautiful difference.

“With almost 30 years of experience in the waste industry I have seen many trends come and go. The new ‘Method Recycling Bins’ are sleek and modern. They are well sized to accommodate all office types but not cumbersome that they take over a room. The bag holder is very practical and easier on the eyes than the typical hang over that most bins have. I thoroughly recommend these bins for many reasons” 

- Robert Dimeo from Cleanaway, Australia's leading total waste management, industrial and environmental services company.

For the rest of the world? 

Our 60L Office Recycling Bins can be customised for any waste stream, in any workplace. Contact us if you'd like to talk about your region's Container Deposit Scheme.