As you may be aware, the Queensland government is establishing a Container Refund Scheme beginning 1 November 2018 in which eligible drink containers can be returned for a 10c refund.
- P&Cs Qld proposes to enable Queensland state schools and P&Cs to benefit from the CRS using a network of donation points. Under the proposed system, participating state schools will receive a minimum of 7c per container through P&Cs Qld’s network at designated Refund Points.
- P&Cs Qld will use a small proportion of the 10c refund (3c) to ensure that collection systems and educational programs are designed to meet Department of Education standards. We will produce marketing materials for P&Cs, principals and school communities to help them maximise the effectiveness of each school’s recycling program.
To find out more information about the CRS, please consider attending one of the Boomerang Alliance workshops (please see the flyer below) or send us an email with the heading CRS: email@example.com.
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.
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.
Local forums are being held across the state. To register your attendance and for venue information, please follow THIS LINK to the Eventbrite page.
If you have any questions regarding these information sessions, please email Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: The Container Refund Scheme now begins 1 NOVEMBER 2018
The BRISBANE forum will be held on:
Saturday 25 August 10am-12pm @ QUT Gardens Point – Kindler Theatre (P Block, Level 4, Rm 421), Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City
P&Cs Qld will be presenting an information session at the end of the Boomerang/CoEx presentation.
If you would like to attend, please use THIS LINK to register on the Eventbrite page.
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.