Scheme performance dashboard as at 30 September 2020

The Containers for Change scheme commenced on 1 November 2018 to tackle the high level of beverage container litter and low recycling rates in Queensland.

Container Exchange (COEX) is committed to providing information on the scheme to Queenslanders and our stakeholders and we are pleased to share our key performance metrics.

You can read our latest performance dashboard or read the key highlights below.

Key highlights

  1. Two billion container collected through the CRP network in July 2020
  2. COEX’s peak total monthly container collection rate (CRP network plus the Council Kerbside Bin / Material Recovery Facility (MRF) volumes) was 78.8% in January 2020
  3. COEX’s goal is to reach a total (CRP + MRF) container collection rate of 85% by July 2022

Things to note:

  1. MRF (Council Kerbside Bin) container collection rates are audited and updated quarterly
  2. Monthly collection rates vary due to the seasonality impact of beverage sales and container volumes

Container Exchange
Strategic Plan 2021-2023

We have successfully mobilised the Containers for Change scheme.

Our focus is keeping Queensland beautiful by building a world class beverage container refund scheme, delivering the highest collection at the lowest cost, whilst upholding scheme integrity.

We are now evolving the strategy for greater impact on Queensland and the circular economy.
Read our latest strategic plan on a page.

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Our organisation

COEX aims to increase beverage container recycling recovery rates to 85% by 2022.

Queensland is the fifth Australian state or territory to adopt a container refund scheme, following the lead of South Australia, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.

South Australia has had a container refund scheme in place since 1977, with 76.9% of the containers used there in 2017-18 recovered for recycling. Containers make up less than 3% of all litter in South Australia; a fraction of the 44% of litter found in Queensland before the launch of the Containers for Change scheme.

Before the scheme’s commencement, kerbside recycling was offered by only 31 of Queensland’s 77 council areas. Containers previously had a greater chance of ending up in landfill or litter, than of being recycled. The introduction of the Containers for Change scheme will give around 45 local government areas access to recycling for the first time.

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Our values

Customers & Community

We work closely with our customers and communities to safely deliver accessible services and opportunities.

Environment & Sustainability

We protect and enhance Queensland's environment by delivering a sustainable, world-class scheme.

Respect

The core of our relationships – we value our people and stakeholders, and treat them with professionalism and respect.

Integrity

Courage, honesty and resilience underpins our culture, relationships, behaviour and decision-making.

Ownership & Accountability

We take responsibility for our actions so we can deliver on our goals.

Our Board

The COEX Board is made up of nine leaders in business and innovation, including representatives from beverage, manufacturing, and logistics industries. The Board meets regularly and reports to the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science, and Minister for the Arts on its operations and achievements. The Board Charter can be found here.

Mark O’Brien AM

Mark O’Brien AM

Chairman

Mark O’Brien AM has lived in western Queensland for 35 years and worked in both private and public...

Mark O’Brien AM has lived in western Queensland for 35 years and worked in both private and public sectors, with extensive experience in logistics for rural and remote areas of the state. Mark served as Mayor of Murweh Shire Council for eight years from 2004–12, and for six of these years, was a Queensland Local Government Grants Commissioner.

Having developed the concept of ‘cluster fencing’ he was appointed as a Queensland Government Wild Dog Fence Commissioner, and more recently as a Queensland Drought Commissioner. After helping to corporatise the Save the Bilby Fund as its inaugural Chairman, Mark then served nine years as Chair of the South Western Natural Resource Management Group.

Keith Allan

Keith Allan

Director

Keith Allan has more than 30 years experience in treasury and corporate finance from his time at Coca-Cola...

Keith Allan has more than 30 years experience in treasury and corporate finance from his time at Coca-Cola Amatil. He brings his knowledge in risk management to the Board, with extensive exposure to a wide range of banking and global financial markets.

A key facet of this experience has been the development and maintenance of key relationships with a wide range of stakeholders which has been established in a dynamic environment of acquisitions and divestments throughout the Asia Pacific region, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe. Keith has held the role of Group Treasurer at Coca-Cola Amatil for the past ten years and has been a Board member of Container Exchange since it commenced operations in 2018.

Richard Ballinger

Richard Ballinger

Director

Richard Ballinger is a highly experienced lawyer who has worked with Consumer Goods businesses both as General Counsel...

Richard Ballinger is a highly experienced lawyer who has worked with Consumer Goods businesses both as General Counsel and in large private practice law firms, as well as sitting on their management teams.

He is skilled in partnering business leaders to achieve their goals and manage their issues including M&A transactions, regulatory and compliance, joint ventures and brand partnerships, supply and distribution arrangements, product liability issues and dispute resolution. Richard holds roles as a Director of two joint venture companies.

Monica Bradley

Monica Bradley

Director

Monica is a non-executive director with technology investment, global supply chain and sustainability expertise. She currently holds directorships...

Monica is a non-executive director with technology investment, global supply chain and sustainability expertise. She currently holds directorships with BenchOn, Queensland University of Technology and an Investment Committee member of QBDF Venture Fund managed by QIC.

The cornerstone of Monica’s executive career was her ability to deliver revenue growth, new business formation or transformation in challenging and uncertain environments. She held leadership, sales, operations, and strategy roles in New York, Abu Dhabi, Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane.

Her expertise accumulated over decades and across continents has its foundations in the industrial sectors of global trade, transportation and logistics, followed by a decade in professional services predominantly in government reform and most recently in technology, start-ups, education and venture capital.

Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Director

Andrew Clark has more than 20 years experience providing assurance, financial management, consulting, governance and risk management services...

Andrew Clark has more than 20 years experience providing assurance, financial management, consulting, governance and risk management services and has held a range of executive finance positions. He is a Partner with Assured Business providing enterprise resource planning and business transformation services with a focus on improving governance, risk and compliance.

Before leading a national consulting practice, Andrew was a Chief Financial Officer with Airservices Australia, providing financial strategic management for one of the world’s leading air traffic control and fire rescue providers during a period of industry and service delivery change.

Edward Dowse

Edward Dowse

Director

Edward Dowse is an experienced finance and commercial leader with nearly 20 years of experience across a range...

Edward Dowse is an experienced finance and commercial leader with nearly 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including fast moving consumer goods, manufacturing and transportation. He has been with Lion for over six years and currently leads their involvement in container deposit schemes across Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Lion, Ed spent over 10 years at EY advising major lenders, investors and corporates in relation to business performance, strategic options analysis, financial restructures and turnarounds in both Australia and Europe.

Jeff Maguire

Jeff Maguire

Director

Jeff Maguire has more than 40 years of supply chain experience, encompassing manufacturing and logistics in a variety...

Jeff Maguire has more than 40 years of supply chain experience, encompassing manufacturing and logistics in a variety of roles and functions, including line management, project management, and strategic management roles.

He has been with Coca-Cola Amatil for 30 years and is leading its participation in Container Refund Schemes (CRS) across Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Jeff’s global connections tap into a comprehensive knowledge base of active CRS operations from around the world to assist with successful local implementation and continuous improvement of the various schemes.

Karen Foelz

Karen Foelz

Director

Karen was the founder of beverage product, Spring & Grove, a naturally flavoured sparkling spring water with zero...

Karen was the founder of beverage product, Spring & Grove, a naturally flavoured sparkling spring water with zero calories, zero sweeteners and zero preservatives. Karen is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.

In 2017, Karen was a finalist for the Women in Technology Sue Wickenden Startup Entrepreneur Award and the Women’s Agenda Emerging Entrepreneur Award. Karen is a supporter of the startup ecosystem at QUT, contributing to the university wide initiative to significantly grow the support for student, alumni and staff founders.

Dominique Tim So

Dominique Tim So

Director

Dominique Tim So is a Senior Lawyer for James Cook University, having previously worked in private practice and...

Dominique Tim So is a Senior Lawyer for James Cook University, having previously worked in private practice and as a General Counsel for an ASX-listed company. She has practised in Property, Corporate and Commercial Law.

Dominique has acted on behalf of small to large businesses, high-net-worth individuals, private and public companies, not-for-profit organisations and government corporations across a wide array of industries. Dominique has held previous Director’s positions with government-owned corporation Port of Townsville Limited and the statutory not-for-profit Townsville Hospital Foundation.

Our Executive

Ken Noye

Ken Noye

Chief Executive Officer

Ken Noye originally hails from Goondiwindi in South West Queensland. He brings more than 30 years leadership and...

Ken Noye originally hails from Goondiwindi in South West Queensland. He brings more than 30 years leadership and management experience in operational logistics and supply chain to COEX. Before joining COEX as Chief Executive Officer, Ken held executive management roles at Aurizon Holdings Ltd, Toll Holdings Ltd and the Australian Defence Force. Ken has negotiated, mobilised and managed large logistics services contracts across Australia as well as internationally in Europe, Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific.

Ken is a graduate of the University of New South Wales, Deakin University, the University of Canberra and the Royal Military College, Duntroon. In his role as CEO Ken reports to the Board and is responsible for implementing the COEX strategic plan with the support of the four functional General Managers – Operations, Finance Commercial & IT, Corporate & Community Relations and Audit & Risk.

Shaun Fraser

Shaun Fraser

General Manager – Operations

Shaun Fraser is an experienced executive with more than 20 years experience owning and delivering financial, commercial and...

Shaun Fraser is an experienced executive with more than 20 years experience owning and delivering financial, commercial and operational solutions for ASX listed and global sector leaders. Shaun has worked in the manufacturing, industrial services and transport and distribution sectors for industry leaders Energy Australia, TOLL and Cleanaway. His experience includes more than a decade of leading results-driven teams to provide geographically-dispersed services and operating models. He has worked in complex, high transactional environments. With a background in accounting and finance, Shaun has a high-level understanding of governance and risk mitigation. He is a results-driven professional who embraces diversity, balances stakeholder interests, communicates vision and plans effectively to deliver goals. He is well-versed in the risks of operational environments, and is committed to behavioural safety.

Aaron Rodman

Aaron Rodman

General Manager – Finance, Commercial and IT

Aaron Rodman is an experienced commercial and finance leader having worked across Australia within the logistics industry and...

Aaron Rodman is an experienced commercial and finance leader having worked across Australia within the logistics industry and with global financial advisory firms. Prior to commencing with COEX, he spent eight years with ASX-listed Aurizon, leading the business development and commercial analysis teams, as well as holding other finance and commercial roles. A chartered accountant, Aaron developed his skills at two of the world’s leading financial advisory organisations, Deloitte and Crowe Horwath.

Glenda Viner

Glenda Viner

General Manager – Corporate and Community Relations

Glenda Viner has a strong background in media, communications and stakeholder engagement with more than 25 years experience...

Glenda Viner has a strong background in media, communications and stakeholder engagement with more than 25 years experience in the field. Glenda has worked in a wide range of public and private sector roles including Queensland Health, South Bank Corporation, TransLink and Arrow Energy. She has extensive experience building and sustaining organisations’ social performance credentials through proactive stakeholder and community engagement.

Virginie Marley

Virginie Marley

General Manager – Audit & Risk

Virginie Marley is an experienced risk, governance and assurance professional having worked extensively in the resources and infrastructure...

Virginie Marley is an experienced risk, governance and assurance professional having worked extensively in the resources and infrastructure industries. A leader in her profession, Virginie is specialised in accompanying organisations through significant change programs, leveraging internal audit and risk management. Her career started in New Caledonia and has spanned across major leading companies including Vale, Rio Tinto, Aurizon, CIMIC Group Limited and Downer.