26 Mar 2024

Cash-in on Easter camping trips with Containers for Change 


Containers for Change is urging Queenslanders to make their Easter holiday even more rewarding by collecting and returning their empty drink containers for 10-cent refunds. 

As families and friends embark on long weekend camping trips and getaways, the call to recycle Easter empties follows the recent milestone achievement of eight billion containers returned through Containers for Change since it began in 2018.  

Natalie Roach, CEO of Container Exchange, the not-for-profit organisation that runs Containers for Change in Queensland, said the eight billion milestone equates to $800 million put back into the pockets of Queenslanders. 

“I’d like to congratulate Queenslanders on their ongoing support and commitment to container recycling – it’s truly remarkable to see the positive impact Containers for Change is having in communities right across our state, including the $12.5 million in refunds paid to charities and community groups” Ms. Roach said. 

“As families enjoy their Easter camping trips and adventures, we encourage them to make a positive impact by collecting their empties and returning them for 10-cent refunds through Containers for Change. 

“We know over holiday weekends, it’s common for people to enjoy more drinks, and by recycling their containers, Queenslanders not only contribute to a cleaner environment but also earn cash rewards for their efforts.” 

Ms Roach also encouraged regular recyclers to spread the word and inspire others to participate this Easter weekend. 

“We want our regular customers to share with family and friends the benefits of recycling with Containers for Change – those 10-cent refunds can really add up and can make a significant difference at a time many households are facing cost of living pressures,” Ms. Roach said. 

“With Containers for Change now including glass wine and spirit bottles, there are even more reasons for Queenslanders to take part. 

“Getting started on a container collecting journey and experiencing the benefits of Containers for Change is easier than ever.  

“Customers can simply download the Containers for Change app to keep track of their refunds and select their preferred container refund point from depots, 24-hour bag drops, self-serve reverse vending machine kiosks and free home collection.”  

For more information about Containers for Change, visit www.containersforchange.com.au/qld 


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Benjamin Mulcahy
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