GET READY, BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING IS COMING TO QUEENSLAND!

Date: 03-Sep-2018

BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING IS COMING TO QUEENSLAND!

Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme initiative is moving full steam ahead and Queenslanders will be able to get a refund for recycling their drink containers.

On average Queenslanders will be able to get 10 cents back for recycling eligible containers at a range of outlets across Queensland from November 1st.  Ten recycling points are expected to be positioned across Brisbane. 

The introduction of a state-wide scheme will give people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a refund payment.  This will help to reduce the amount of drink container litter that enters the environment and increase Queensland’s recycling rate.

So, what will be included in the Container Recycling scheme?

The Queensland Government together with COEX (Container Exchange) have established the criteria for recycling of most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L. 

The program does EXCLUDE:

  • plain milk containers
  • glass containers which have contained wine or pure spirits
  • Containers (1L or more) which have contained flavoured milk, pure juice, cask wine or cask water
  • cordial or vegetable juice containers
  • sachets above 250ml which have contained wine
  • registered health tonics

WHAT IS A REGISTERED HEALTH TONIC?

Health tonics that are registered with the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (Commonwealth authority) should be ineligible for the Beverage Container Scheme. You can search the register by clicking here.

WHAT DOES THE SCHEME MEAN FOR BEVERAGE PRICING?

Beverage manufacturers will add the rebate pricing to all eligible products, this means that we at Quality Foods & Beverages will need to pass these additional costs onto you our customer. 

At this stage, we have been advised that the average increase will be $0.15 per recyclable beverage container.  A product with 24 bottles per carton will see approximately an increase of $3.60. 

You do have the option of then passing the $0.15c increase onto your customer.

We have been advised that the average increase of $0.15 is broken down as:

  • $0.10 for the rebate scheme and
  • $0.05 for the manufactures administration costs.

As we receive more details on the scheme and information from our manufacturers, we will let you know through our website and Facebook, so be sure to follow us here

You can find more information about the Container Beverage Scheme by visiting:

https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/management/waste/container-refund-about

and to find out where the exchange points are

https://www.containersforchange.com.au/where-can-i-return

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