In recent years, Queensland has had one of the lowest recycling rates in Australia at around 44%. Each year, approximately 2.7 billion drink containers are sold and consumed in Queensland alone and are the second most littered item.
As a state, we knew we could do better.
That’s why, in 2018 the Queensland Government introduced Containers for Change – a container refund scheme to help reduce beverage container litter across the state.
In September 2017 the legislation enabling the scheme — the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Act 2017 — was passed with bi-partisan support.