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be able to acknowledge the work that young
people do and to help develop us and harness
our learning. I feel extremely honoured to be
standing here and I really hope I do you proud
over the next 12 months and am looking
forward to what it has to offer. I feel very
privileged in that respect.
"Lastly, I need to thank my employer,
Vantage. I've been there for the last 10 years
and through that time I've worked under three
exceptional leaders who have all harnessed a
great culture and environment where it is really
safe and encouraged to grow and be yourself."
Return and Earn has published the estimated
fees to be levied to beverage suppliers to fund
the NSW Container Deposit Scheme.
The first invoices for the scheme will be
issued to beverage suppliers on 1 November
to help establish cash flow for the scheme in
preparation for it beginning on 1 December.
Speaking about the estimated costs for
suppliers, Jeff Maguire, Exchange for Change's
(EFC) Project Director, said: "EFC, as an
organisation looks forward to supporting
recycling initiatives in New South Wales and
what we are really looking forward to is
delivering a well-run and cost-effective scheme
for New South Wales.
"It remains our priority as an organisation
to keep the costs as low as possible for both
suppliers and ultimately consumers.
"We have now issued the estimated fees to
beverage suppliers, we need to stress that this
guidance provides information per material
type, along with the pricing methodology that
we have adopted to establish that pricing."
In summary, the total estimated range of fees
for the first three months will start at 13.54c
and go down to 10.94c for aluminium, 14.07c
and go down to 11.36c for glass, and 13.78c
and go down to 11.13c for PET. This includes
the 10c refund for consumers, but does not
This costing estimate would see $3.38 added
to the cost of a 24-pack of bottled beer for the
first month of the scheme. This is estimated
to drop to $2.84 in the third month of the
scheme, although Maguire emphasised these
are estimated costs which are based on assumed
recovery rates per material type.
"The costs per container are calculated based
on a number of variables to ensure they reflect
actual redemption rates over time," Maguire said.
"It is a matter of trying to strike the balance
between making sure there are enough funds to
pay consumers' 10c deposit per container and
also ensuring the scheme reflects the lowest costs
possible for both suppliers and consumers.
"The first three months of fees are estimated,
with subsequent invoicing periods to reflect
actual redemption rates. As this is a new
system and the database for returns needs to be
established, the initial three months' fees will
be based on the past 12 months of containers
produced, by market share, and an estimate of
the initial return rate."
Maguire also explained that suppliers now
need to get a supplier agreement in place with
Return and Earn by 1 October and those
agreements are available on the Return and
Earn website. Suppliers and manufacturers
must also register all of their eligible containers
with the EPA via the portal by 1 November.
While these costs are initially based on
estimates and assumed recovery rates, Maguire
did say that the scheme will go through a
settling period over the next 12 months as
the true costs are established. Based on global
figures Maguire said he was anticipating an
overall redemption rate of around 85 per cent.
"The key factors affecting the fees are the
numbers of containers returned (redemption
rates), the type of material returned and the
method by which they are collected -- either
via consumer collection points or traditional
kerbside rubbish collection," he said.
The next issue of National Liquor News
will detail more of the presentations from the
Australian Retail Drinks Conference as well as
further information on the CDS.
THE AUSTRALIAN RETAIL DRINKS CONFERENCE
Mark Goulmy, Dr TIm Cooper,
David Halliday, Deb Jackson, Doug May.
Darren De Bortoli and the team.
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