Proposal to expand the container refund scheme

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Indigenous Youth Leader speaking

Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, aims to increase the recovery and recycling of beverage containers and reduce beverage container litter.

Since 2018, the rate of beverage containers recovered and recycled in Queensland has risen from 18 per cent to over 63 per cent. The scheme complements kerbside recycling services and provides people in regional and remote areas with the ability to recycle their beverage containers.

Your feedback is being sought on expanding the types of containers eligible for a refund. Expanding the scope of containers that are eligible for a refund will help to further improve recycling across Queensland.

For further information regarding the options for expanding the container refund scheme view the discussion paper.

If you would prefer to provide feedback by email, send your submission to CRSreview@des.qld.gov.au.

This is a proposed change, feedback collected during the consultation will be considered before any additional items are added to the scheme.

For now, please continue to place the containers being considered for inclusion in the scheme in your kerbside yellow-top bin, where this service is provided. You cannot take these bottles for a refund.

Privacy statement

Personal information provided by way of responses to this online survey, including screen name, email address and demographic data, is collected by the Department of Environment and Science (the department) for the purpose of informing the expansion of the container refund scheme (scheme).

The Office of Circular Economy in the Department of Environment and Science will use this information to inform a decision on expanding the scheme. The department will not use or disclose any of the information you provide unless authorised or required by law to do so.

Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. You may read additional privacy information.

The engagement platform is hosted by EngagementHQ, a third party cloud based service platform owned and operated by Granicus. EngagementHQ/Granicus will provide the survey responses to the department as demographic data. EngagementHQ/Granicus will not otherwise use or disclose your data without your consent.

Queensland’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change, aims to increase the recovery and recycling of beverage containers and reduce beverage container litter.

Since 2018, the rate of beverage containers recovered and recycled in Queensland has risen from 18 per cent to over 63 per cent. The scheme complements kerbside recycling services and provides people in regional and remote areas with the ability to recycle their beverage containers.

Your feedback is being sought on expanding the types of containers eligible for a refund. Expanding the scope of containers that are eligible for a refund will help to further improve recycling across Queensland.

For further information regarding the options for expanding the container refund scheme view the discussion paper.

If you would prefer to provide feedback by email, send your submission to CRSreview@des.qld.gov.au.

This is a proposed change, feedback collected during the consultation will be considered before any additional items are added to the scheme.

For now, please continue to place the containers being considered for inclusion in the scheme in your kerbside yellow-top bin, where this service is provided. You cannot take these bottles for a refund.

Privacy statement

Personal information provided by way of responses to this online survey, including screen name, email address and demographic data, is collected by the Department of Environment and Science (the department) for the purpose of informing the expansion of the container refund scheme (scheme).

The Office of Circular Economy in the Department of Environment and Science will use this information to inform a decision on expanding the scheme. The department will not use or disclose any of the information you provide unless authorised or required by law to do so.

Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009. You may read additional privacy information.

The engagement platform is hosted by EngagementHQ, a third party cloud based service platform owned and operated by Granicus. EngagementHQ/Granicus will provide the survey responses to the department as demographic data. EngagementHQ/Granicus will not otherwise use or disclose your data without your consent.

Page last updated: 03 Jan 2023, 12:38 PM