Today's decision by the Western Australian Government to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) is one more step toward the national harmonisation of the waste and resource recovery industry.
Martin Tolar, Chief Executive Officer of Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) welcomed the latest piece in the CDS jigsaw "WMAA applauds any attempt to remove state based jurisdictional differences in the regulation of the waste and resource recovery industry.
"I encourage the Western Australian Government to work with its New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian counterparts to align the state schemes to a single framework.
"This announcement continues the work towards a truly national approach to a Container Deposit Scheme and is a timely reminder to other jurisdictions who are yet to consider a CDS.
"Our industry is central to the management of waste and recycling in Western Australia. The Waste Management Association of Australia looks forward to working with the Western Australia Minister for the Environment Albert Jacob and the Department of Environment Regulation to ensure that the best outcome is achieved for the waste and resource recovery industry in Western Australia."