Get ready to pop the corks and clink the glasses – but hang on to those bottles! There are some big changes afoot for Queensland's recycling, and we couldn't be more thrilled.
Starting this November, QLD's recycling efforts are about to get a serious boost, with 10-cent refunds being offered for all glass wine and spirit bottles. Cue the champagne celebrations! 🍾
The Need to Know
The sunny state of Queensland is upping its recycling game by including wine and spirit bottles in the 10c Containers for Change program.
Here's what you need to know:
Date: The change kicks off on 1st November 2023.
What's New: Wine and spirit bottles will now fetch you 10 cents apiece when returned for recycling.
The Impact: This addition ensures that more glass gets recycled, keeping our planet greener!
Eligible Containers: Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a 10 cent refund. And starting in November, so will glass wine and spirit bottles!
How the Queensland Container Deposit Scheme works
Across Queensland, over 400 refund collection points will be available, making recycling within reach no matter whether you're sipping Malibu in Mackay or Bundy in Brisbane.
- You purchase a drink.
- You return your empty drink container to a refund point. Find your nearest.
- You receive a 10-cent refund for every eligible container you return. You can choose to keep the funds or donate to a participating charity, community group, environmental group, educational organisation or sports group.
- Your returned container is given a new lease on life. The material is recycled and remanufactured into a new product, saving it from landfill or littering the environment.
What Containers can you return for 10c in Queensland?
Come November, your plastic soda and glass beer bottles, canned fizzy drinks and alcohol, and juice cartons are getting some classy new teammates—glass wine and spirit bottles. Prepare to pocket 10 cents for each one!
Looking for a visual guide? We’ve made an uber-useful poster for you to print out and hang in your homes, offices and schools. It's a recycling cheat sheet for your bottle-collecting journey!
Be Ready with Ecobin's Custom CDS Labelled Bins
Want to be part of the change? We've got you covered. We're offering custom Container Deposit Scheme labelled bins in a special pre-sale!
These bins are your perfect companions to sort, collect, and contribute to the recycling wave.
Let's Raise a Glass to a Greener Future
So, Queenslanders, mark the 1st of November, 2023 down in your calendars and prepare your plonk bottles. With each container returned, you're not just nabbing a bit of spare change, you're investing in a more sustainable Queensland. An effort that our future gens will thank us for. Cheers to a brighter, greener tomorrow, with a bit more weight in our wallets!
Remember, start collecting your containers now with our CDS bins here or find out more about 10c bottle return Queensland here.
Eco cheers and high fives all round 🌱💚,
Your enthusiastic friends at Ecobin.