UPDATED 19/7/18: The Queensland Container Refund Scheme begins 1 NOVEMBER 2018.
P&Cs Qld is working with the Department of Education, the Container Exchange (Co-Ex) and other stakeholders to establish a clear process to help P&Cs and state schools benefit from the CRS program when it begins 1 NOVEMBER 2018. Interested schools and P&Cs can seek further advice and register their interest with the P&Cs Qld State Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a local community group or P&C, the new Container Refund Scheme may provide new fund raising opportunities for you.
Under the scheme, eligible beverage containers will be worth 10c each. This may encourage community groups to organise the collection and return of containers within their communities to raise additional funds.
To help you prepare, Boomerang Alliance and Co-Ex will be conducting a series of evening forums across the state to answer your questions on:
- How does the Container Refund Scheme work?
- What is a Donation Point, and how does it operate?
- How can my community group participate in the scheme?
- Question and Answer session
Information will also be provided on the benefits of the CRS for P&Cs and state schools working with P&Cs Qld to register interest in the scheme.
We would like to invite you to your local forum which is listed below. To register your attendance and for venue information, please follow THIS LINK to our Eventbrite page.
If you have any questions regarding these information sessions, please email Kellie at email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: The Container Refund Scheme now begins 1 NOVEMBER 2018
Plastic bag ban
From 1 July 2018, single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags—like the ones you get with groceries and takeaways—are done.
Littered plastic shopping bags often end up in waterways where marine wildlife such as sea turtles and sea birds can swallow, or become entangled in, them.
The impacts of plastic pollution on our environment and marine life are a very real concern, and banning plastic shopping bags (including compostable, degradable and biodegradable plastic shopping bags) will help to reduce the total amount of plastic in the environment.