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Queensland’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) will launch mid-2018 and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection wants to know your thoughts.
On Saturday, 18 February, the Queensland Environment Minister, Dr Steven Miles, announced the release of a discussion paper outlining the implementation of the new Container Deposit Scheme.
The scheme will decrease litter and reduce the risk to Queensland’s wildlife. It will create employment opportunities and provide communities with access to a wider range of recycling activities.
“Successful container deposit schemes are centred on easily accessible recycling opportunities. Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) are recognised globally as the most convenient and efficient form of container collection. We are excited about the Queensland announcement and look forward to participating in a world class scheme that showcases reverse vending technology,” says Envirobank’s Managing Director, Narelle Anderson, who attended the launch.
The discussion paper can be found here; it outlines confirmed elements of the scheme, as well as details on the structural and operational plans. It includes information about which containers will be eligible for the refund; explanations of the various container collection points (RVMs and depots); and the proposed refund payment process.
It’s time for residents of the Sunshine State to share their thoughts.
How do you want to see Cash for Containers implemented?
Give your feedback on the Queensland CDS by completing the survey or sending a written submission by post or email. All the details can be found here.