Coke open to cash for cans


cokeDrinks maker, Coca-Cola Amatil, will hold talks with the NSW government about a proposed drinks container deposit scheme.

The government has invited industry players to participate in talks about the potential introduction of a cash-for-containers scheme.

The government is considering ways to boost recycling and reduce litter.

“The government has stated that it believes that greater commitment and contribution from industry is required to reduce packaging waste litter and increase packaging recycling,” Coca-Cola Amatil said on Monday.

But the company can’t say yet how much a proposed container deposit scheme in NSW could affect it financially.

“As no final decision has yet been made on the program to be implemented in NSW, CCA is not in a position at this stage to quantify the financial impact on its business of such a scheme being introduced,” it said.

Coca-Cola Amatil said it would work collaboratively, co-operatively and in good faith with the NSW government.

South Australia and the Northern Territory already operate 10 cent container deposit schemes.



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