The Sunshine State will have a Container Deposit Scheme to get drink cans and bottles off our beaches, and out of our parks and public areas.
The Palaszczuk Government has confirmed the litter-busting recycling initiative will start in 2018.
Environment Minister Dr Steven Miles also revealed today (Friday) that Queensland and New South Wales had entered into high-level talks about setting up a single-scheme administrator.
A Product Responsibility Organisation (PRO) will run and administer the scheme. The PRO will be responsible for ensuring that an effective and efficient scheme operates in Queensland, and that there is convenient and statewide access to container refund points.
Queenslanders will be able to return eligible containers that attract a 10 cent refund via a container refund point. A series of container refund points will be established across Queensland which will collect eligible empty containers in exchange for the payment of a refund. These container refund points may operate on a permanent, temporary or mobile basis.
- steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L