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Hey there, eco-explorers! Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey to discover the magic of recycling and how you can make a difference? Get ready to learn all about the fantastic Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) and why it's super cool for kids like you!

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What's a CDS?

A Container Deposit Scheme, or CDS for short, is like a recycling superhero! It’s a special way to recycle that’s all about earning rewards while helping our planet. So, how does it work? Let’s break it down:

♻️ Step 1: Saving Your Containers

First, when you enjoy a tasty drink from a bottle or a can, you don’t throw it away. Instead, you save it in a bag or a box at home. It’s like collecting treasure!

♻️ Step 2: Treasure Hunt Time

Once your bag or box is full of containers, it’s time for a treasure hunt adventure. You take your containers to a special place called a Collection Depot. Here’s where the magic begins!

♻️ Step 3: Earn Rewards

At the depot, they count your containers and give you 10 cents for each one. 🤑 That’s right, you earn real money for your recycling efforts! 🤑

♻️ Step 4: The Recycling Journey

But the adventure doesn’t stop there. Your containers go on a recycling journey. They get cleaned, melted down, and transformed into brand-new things. It’s like a recycling superhero makeover!

Why is a CDS so Awesome for Kids?

Now, you might wonder, “Why should I join the recycling fun?” Well, here are some fantastic reasons:

1. Earn Money for Fun Adventures: You can earn 10 cents for each container you recycle. Imagine all the fun things you can do with that money – save for holidays, buy presents, or have exciting adventures with your friends and family!

2. Be an Eco-Hero: By recycling, you become an eco-hero! You’re helping to keep our planet clean, green, and beautiful. 🌏♻️

3. Learn About Sustainability: A CDS teaches you about the importance of taking care of our environment and how small actions, like recycling, can make a BIG difference.

Join the Eco-Adventure on November 1st!

Exciting news, young eco-explorers in Victoria! You can start redeeming your bottles and cans with CDS Vic from November 1st in Victoria. That’s when the scheme opens its doors for you to start your recycling journey and earn those 10 cents per container!

Do you live in another Australian state? Places like Queensland, WA, the ACT and more had implemented a CDS already!

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So, mark your calendars and get ready to be part of something incredible. Join the recycling adventure, save money, and help protect our beautiful planet.

Are you excited about CDS Vic? We sure are! It’s time to become recycling superheroes and make our world a better place, one container at a time. 🌟🌍💚