Coca-Cola Amatil is involved in the operation of all operational container deposit schemes (CDS) across Australia, and we continue to manage the Fijian based collection scheme Mission Pacific.
Coca-Cola Amatil actively supports container collection programs across all our countries of operation.
We continue to work with governments and stakeholders on packaging waste collection schemes. In Australia, we play a pivotal role in container deposit and refund schemes. We are a joint venture partner in Exchange for Change, the New South Wales Scheme Coordinator, and a founding partner in Container Exchange, a not-for-profit organisation that manages the Queensland scheme. We are also a partner in the container deposit and return scheme, Western Australia Return Recycle Renew, that launched 1 October 2020. In addition, we have been operating the South Australian container deposit scheme for over 40 years through our wholly owned subsidiary, Statewide Recycling. Statewide is also the largest scheme coordinator in the Northern Territory CDS.
In Fiji, we’ve operated one of the main plastic bottle and can recycling schemes in the country, Mission Pacific, for 20 years. In 2019, we launched the region’s first Sprite in a clear plastic bottle to improve its recyclability, while in Samoa, we’ve partnered with members of the Samoan Recycling and Waste Management Association to establish a series of public-place recycling bins for plastic PET bottles and aluminium cans.
In New Zealand, Coca-Cola Amatil welcomed the Government’s announcement that it was developing a beverage Container Return Scheme.
Learn more about container collection programs and proposals in Australia