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Media Release - Container Refund Scheme Celebrates 12 Months

4th December 2019

On 1 November 2018 the Queensland Government introduced and commenced the Container Refund Scheme.

12 months on, there are now more than 330 container refund points in operation across the State.

The implementation of the Scheme has provided benefits to many social enterprises, communities, and regional and remote areas by creating new jobs, promoting recycling and creating fundraising opportunities. The Scheme also allows for containers to be recycled and reutilised in various new products while increasing Queensland’s recycling rate.

Cr Andrew Lancini has applauded the Hinchinbrook community for supporting the Scheme.

“It’s great to see the community getting behind the Scheme with so many containers going through the MAMS Depot. It is a great opportunity to cash in whilst decreasing litter and increasing our recycling rate and knowledge around what can and can not be recycled”.

Since commencement of the program, MAMS Ingham Depot has received 4.4 million containers. Across Queensland more than one billion containers have been returned to refund points, that is roughly 3.4 million containers returned each day!

Visit Council’s website, Container Refund Scheme page for more information. 

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