Bottle Return Scheme Teething Problems Expected - Green Party Senator

The new scheme came into operation at the beginning of the month.

A month or two of 'teething problems' was always to be expected with the bottle returns scheme, according to a Junior Minister.

Midlands Senator Pippa Hackett was speaking as the scheme has officially come into operation since the beginning of February.

A 15 to 25 cent levy has been added to bottles and cans, which can be returned once the items are deposited in reverse vending machines in supermarkets and shops across the country.

Junior Minister Hackett says she expects the scheme to be fully embraced in the coming months:

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