QUEENSLAND’S CONTAINER REFUND SCHEME Launched 1st November 2018. FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED, PLEASE CONTACT COEX (Container Exchange) on 13 42 42 or visit https://www.containersforchange.com.au/.
On September 5th 2017, we welcomed the unanimous passage of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill through the Queensland Parliament, which confirmed a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) for Queensland.
This policy represents the most significant litter and plastic pollution measures introduced into Queensland in generations. It's a great leap forward for litter reduction, recycling and collection (and the jobs that go with this) and for community organisations who can make money from collecting bottles and cans.
Under the Container Refund Scheme, eligible beverage containers are worth 10c each. This presents a significant opportunity for community groups to raise additional funds through the collection and return of containers
The Queensland Scheme is called 'Containers for Change' and is operated by Container Exchange, a not-for-profit entity set up by the beverage industry.
You can learn more about how the scheme works, find where you can redeem containers and which containers are eligible, and how you can get involved at the Containers for Change website.