The introduction of the scheme will see Queensland produce much less litter, much more recycling and making big inroads into reducing marine plastic pollution. Cash for containers schemes are also of great benefit to community organisations such as scouts groups, who use it as a fundraising opportunity to support the great work they do in their communities.
Much of the hard work undertaken to introduce container deposit legislation has been done by the Boomerang Alliance - for them it has been a long campaign. CRN Australia wishes to congratulate the Boomerang Alliance and the also the Queensland government on such a great achievement. A win for the environment and for the community.
As in NSW there is some work still to do to nail down the detailed implementation plan and legislation. And, both governments are in discussion about harmonising the two schemes with the Queensland scheme set to be introduced in 2018. Now that those two states are on the way – campaigners can focus on Victoria – an eastern seaboard cash for containers scheme could become a reality!
For more information visit the Boomerang Alliance website.