Concerns about container program
AN ARTICLE titled “Container Refund Scheme Month Away” (Obs 11/10/18) reminds consumers that Queensland’s container refund scheme ‘Containers for change’ will kick-off on November 1st with all the associated benefits to the environment and various charity groups etc.
What hasn’t been spruiked so far, to my knowledge, is the price increases the scheme will have on the cost of these containers and their contents at the original point of purchase.
Sources close to my wallet at a local liquor giant have informed me that prices of many beverages in bottles and cans will rise astronomically as from November 1 to offset any perceived commercial impact on suppliers.
I wait, not holding breath, for all liquor outlet ads to inform the public of product price rises – in bold letters – prior to the anticipated hip-pocket larceny from November 1 and how this convenient pre-Xmas windfall will benefit the customer and the environment long term – and you reckon petrol’s a rip-off. Don Schmidt, South Gladstone