A recycling scheme to keep Queensland beautiful
In recent years, Queensland has had one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia at around 44 per cent. Each year, around three billion drink containers are generated in our state alone and are the second-most littered item.
As a state, we knew we could do better. That’s why, in 2018 the Queensland Government introduced the Containers for Change (www.containersforchange.com.au) container refund scheme to play a major role in reducing beverage container litter across the state.
The legislation enabling the scheme – the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Act 2017 was passed in September 2017 with bi-partisan support.
More information on the scheme: