Media Releases

24 February 2020

Asahi Beverages welcomes announcement of Container Deposit Scheme for Victoria

Asahi Beverages welcomes the news from Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews, that the State Government will implement a container deposit scheme. 

Peter Margin, Chairman Asahi Beverages: “As a major beverage company, we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment.

“Last week, we announced our intention to form a joint venture with Pact Group and Cleanaway to jointly develop a plastic pelletising facility to close the loop and contribute to a circular economy, helping turn plastic bottles back into new bottles.

 “Introducing a container deposit scheme in Victoria will help improve recycling rates. We’re ready to support and play our part in implementing an efficient and well-run container deposit scheme in Victoria, which aligns with other schemes in operation throughout Australia.”