Welcome to Container Exchange
The Queensland Government has committed to introduce a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) from 1 November 2018 to play a major role in reducing beverage container litter across the State.
The Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill was passed with bipartisan support by Parliament in September 2017. It allows the Government to appoint a Product Responsibility Organisation (PRO) to establish and operate the CRS.
On 24 November 2017 the Government appointed Container Exchange (CoEx) as the PRO.
One of CoEx’s first steps after appointment was to begin working with local businesses and community groups across Queensland to establish a network of refund points to service consumers. Refund points are where people can return empty eligible beverage containers for a refund of 10 cents per container, which are then collected for recycling.
Schedule announced for community forums
Container Exchange, in collaboration with Boomerang Alliance, will be running community forums to provide information about how you can get involved with Queensland’s Container Refund scheme.
The first three sessions are in Cooktown (31 July), Cairns (1 August) and Innisfail (2 August).
A full schedule and more information on how to register is available here.
Scheme cost estimate for Beverage Manufacturers
Beverage manufacturers that supply eligible beverage containers into the Queensland market are advised that costs associated with the Container Refund Scheme ahead of the Scheme’s launch on 1 November 2018 have been published here.