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Container Deposit Scheme Quarterly Report 1 April to 30 June 2013



Container Deposit Scheme Quarterly Report 1 April to 30 June 2013


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Recycling (Waste, Etc.) -- Northern Territory

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DEPARTMENT OF LANDS PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT www.nt.gov.au 1 Introduction The Northern Territory Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) commenced on 3 January 2012. The aim of the program is to reduce beverage container litter and increase resource recovery across the Northern Territory. There are five CDS Coordinators approved to operate in the Northern Territory. They are: NT Coordinators, Envirobank NT, Statewide Recycling, NT Recycling Services and Marine Stores. Their role is to work with the collection depots and beverage manufactures to recycle, reuse or appropriately dispose of approved containers. Territorians can collect their 10 cents in return for each approved container at a collection depot. During the April to June 2013 quarter depots were open in Berrimah, Pinelands, Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Elliot and Finke. Reverse Vending Machines were operating in Parap, Nightcliff, Milingimbi and at Charles Darwin University. 2 Key Definitions Containers returned: the number of containers that have been aggregated and returned to Coordinators from Collection Depots. Return rates: the total percentage of container numbers that have been returned to Coordinators in relation to the total number of containers sold in the Territory. Containers redeemed: the number of approved containers that have been accepted by Collection Depots to give a 10 cent refund to the community. Redemption rate: the percentage of containers redeemed at Collection Depots compared to beverage container sales in the Northern Territory. PET (polyethylene terephthalate): the product plastic beverage containers are made from (for example, water bottles). HDPE (high-density polyethylene): materials that some juice containers are made from. LPB (liquid paper board): material utilised in the packaging of beverages such as popper juices. LPB also includes ASEPTIC which is the packaging of beverages in a sterile container, used for example in long life UHT beverages. Other containers: steel, foil sachets and other plastics including biodegradable, photosensitive and plant-based plastics. Also includes resin types established since 1988 and those marked with the number 7.

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