The Brewers Association rejects the necessity for a mandatory national container deposit scheme that would significantly and unjustifiably increase the price of beer.
“COAG should not consider options that would unfairly penalise the beer industry and its customers, nor increase the price that Australians pay for their favourite beer. As such, a mandatory scheme is simply not the answer“, said Denita Wawn, CEO of the Brewers Association.
“The consideration of a national container deposit scheme flies in the face of governments desire to reduce green tape.
"Our industry supports an active commitment to responsible product stewardship and our members voluntarily invest in packaging optimisation, recycling and litter reduction initiatives.