About the container refund scheme …
“Queenslanders use close to 3 billion beverage containers every year.
These containers are the second most littered item in the state, despite the fact they can be easily recycled. Beverage container litter is largely associated with drink consumption in open air settings such as parks, beaches, shopping centres and car parks.
The introduction of a state-wide container refund scheme will give people an incentive to collect and return containers for recycling, in exchange for a 10 cent refund payment. This will help to: reduce the amount of drink containers that are littered and, increase Queensland’s recycling rate.
The scheme will also provide benefits to social enterprises, communities, and regional and remote areas by creating new job, recycling and fundraising opportunities.
Queensland’s container refund scheme will commence on 1 November 2018, with more than 230 container refund points in operation across the state. The number of these sites will continue to grow as the scheme rolls out.”
Source: About the container refund scheme
Just watch the blurb in the video …
Bear just wants to make a couple of points …
- we are already recycling
- there are no collection points in Stanthorpe
- no one knows about it
- these bottles are not being littered in Stanthorpe because people put them in the recycle bins provided in public areas
- this is going to cost people time and money as well as causing more pollution than it will save. eg. running cars to get your refund!
You wanted to vote for these clowns in the Labor and Green Parties who are causing more pollution because of ill thought out non practical policies. They don’t care if it costs you more they have an agenda but they are not going to tell you about it, are they?
WELL DONE QLD LABOR GOVT
Does the Labor Govt think we are all stupid and need to be told what to do? You will be paying more money to satisfy the Greens despite you doing the right thing already! I won’t be voting for them ever again make up your own mind about these clowns.