Con­cerns about con­tainer pro­gram

The Observer - - YOUR SAY -

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

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