In an Australian-first, the Queensland Palaszczuk Government has announced it will expand its popular Container Refund Scheme ‘Containers for Change’ to include glass wine and spirit bottles from November 1, 2023. It means Queenslanders will get 10 cents for every glass wine and spirit bottle deposited in addition to the existing eligible containers.
The commitment to expand the scheme follows an extensive consultation period, where more than 6,600 Queenslanders shared their thoughts about including additional containers in the refund program. 98.1 per cent of participants were in favour of more containers being made eligible for refunds through the program.
The addition of glass wine and spirit bottles is expected to build on the existing benefits of the program, especially around the recovery of additional glass for remanufacturing.
TOMRA is excited to see additional containers be collected for recycling across our 10 depots and 17 Reverse Vending Machines. It’s a win for both the community and the environment.