Media statement 20 August 2018

The Queensland Government is establishing a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) 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 sites and is working through considerations for state schools including workplace roles and responsibilities, child safety and site risk mitigation, and equitable access to the scheme to benefit a majority of state schools.

P&Cs Qld intends to produce marketing and education materials for P&Cs, principals and school communities to help them maximise the effectiveness of each school’s refund program.

“It is our aim to ensure that every P&C has a chance to access the scheme, and to ensure funds can be distributed so that every child has every chance for success,” said P&Cs Qld CEO Kevan Goodworth.

We will continue to work with the various stakeholders to further develop our proposal, including the Department of Education and the Department of Environment and Science.

P&Cs can register their interest through an online survey

For more information:
Media contact Kevan Goodworth CEO 0419 026 296