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Container Exchange (Services) Helps Australians Fight Plastic Pollution with Oracle Cloud

Recycling leader harnesses the power of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP to scale-up operations reduce consumer waste and save over A$2 million per year

SYDNEY, AustraliaApril 12, 2022
Container Exchange Services

Container Exchange Services (CES), a for-purpose, eco-tech joint venture between Coca-Cola Europacific Partners and Lion Brewing, is using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and Oracle Fusion Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to help Australia improve its recycling record and embrace the circular economy. By deploying recycling refund services in the cloud and managing its financials, CES will be able to increase productivity and reduce costs (saving more than A$2 million per year) to expand its recycling services in Australia and launch new services internationally.

Through the program, which pays refunds for used beverage containers, CES currently supports the recycling of more than four billion containers across the country and has provided more than A$663 million in refunds. Despite Australia’s ambitious sustainability targets, recent findings from the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) found that just 16 percent of recovered plastic is being recycled into new products, well below the country’s 70 percent target. To increase efficiency as it scales operations across states, cities, and hundreds of companies in its supply chain, CES selected Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud ERP.

“Most consumers think the job is done when plastics go into the recycling bin, but it isn’t truly complete until old packaging is used again as recycled material in new items,” said Chris Blayney, chief executive officer, CES. “With Oracle, we’ve got a tier-one cloud solution to support recycling innovation efforts across Australia. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud ERP will help us scale up operations and improve our recycling services to propel the circular economy forward.”

With Oracle Cloud ERP and a combination of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Oracle Analytics Cloud, CES will be able to automate finance processes and enhance business insights to increase productivity, reduce costs, and improve controls as it expands. In addition, Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing and OCI services for integration will help CES process transactions and integrate with point-of-sales systems and ERP. Finally, OCI development and content management resources will enable CES to easily build and scale new services.

“CES plays a critical role in helping Australia achieve its recycling and sustainability goals,” said Cherie Ryan, Vice President and Regional Managing Director for Oracle ANZ. “The combination of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Cloud ERP will ensure CES is able to embrace continuous innovation and expand its services to make it easier for its customers to keep plastic containers out of landfills.”

More resources

https://www.oracle.com/apac/customers/container-exchange-services

About CES

CES powers some of Australia’s largest container recycling programs, with a mission to increase recycling rates, rid the world of drink container litter and empower community participation in an accredited circular economy.

CES services and technology enable the circular lifecycle of a drink container, from purchase to collection, through to recycling and remanufacturing. They offer technology, payments, brand experience, customer support, and materials trading.

For more information, visit https://www.linkedin.com/company/containerexchangeservices/

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