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Feedback sought on planned $0.10-$0.20 deposit for pre-packaged beverages

The public can provide suggestions until 14 October, 11:59 p.m.

The National Environment Agency (NEA)  is seeking public opinion on the proposed $0.10-$0.20 deposit for pre-packaged beverages.

NEA will be open for suggestions and feedback until 14 October, 11:59 p.m.

According to NEA, the small deposit for drinks to be implemented by mid-2024 aims to increase the “recycling rate of beverage containers, reduce the amount of waste disposed of and reduce carbon emissions.”

“It also seeks to raise consumer awareness on the importance of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and encourage good recycling practices,” the NEA added.

Under the scheme, a small deposit will be applied to certain beverage containers when consumers buy a pre-packaged beverage. Consumers can also refund their deposit by returning their empty beverage containers to a designated return point.

“With a deposit in place, the Scheme will encourage consumers to return their empty beverage containers,” the NEA said.

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