Re­fund means cash for trash

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS in Can­non­vale will have ac­cess to a 10 cent re­fund for el­i­gi­ble con­tain­ers when the Con­tainer Re­fund Scheme rolls out in Novem­ber.

The scheme was set up to help in­crease re­cy­cling and re­duce the num­ber of bev­er­age con­tain­ers lit­ter­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.

An ex­press site will be set up at St Vin­cent de Paul in Can­non­vale, where peo­ple can self-check their con­tain­ers in and re­ceive a bar­code for an EFT re­fund with the start date to be ad­vised.

Most alu­minium, glass, plas­tic, steel and liq­uid paper-board bev­er­age con­tain­ers be­tween 150ml and three litres are el­i­gi­ble for a re­fund.

Con­tain­ers must also have held a bev­er­age in­cluded in the scheme (cor­dials and plain milk are not in­cluded)

Ex­press con­tainer re­fund site, EFT only

Date to be ad­vised (ex­pected start mid-Novem­ber), scheme be­gins Novem­ber 1

St Vin­cent de Paul, 102 Shute Har­bour Rd, Can­non­vale

Mon­day-Fri­day, 9am-4pm, Satur­day 9am-12pm

https://con­sumer.con­tai ners­for­change.com.au/ cre­ate-ac­count

and dis­play the re­fund mark.

Man­u­fac­tur­ers will have un­til De­cem­ber 1, 2019 to en­sure all el­i­gi­ble prod­ucts have the re­fund mark vis­i­ble for con­sumers.

Can­non­vale St Vin­cent de Paul ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Buffy Charles said the store has not been given a start date for when the site will be up and run­ning, al­though the scheme it­self will be­gin on Novem­ber 1.

The site will only be ac­ces­si­ble dur­ing St Vin­cent de Paul open­ing hours.

In or­der to ob­tain the re­fund, el­i­gi­ble con­tain­ers must be empty and the caps must be re­moved.

The con­tain­ers must be placed in an opaque bag and the bar­code sticker pro­vided on the site must be vis­i­ble on the bag for the re­fund to be re­ceived.

In or­der to re­ceive the re­fund in Can­non­vale, res­i­dents must be reg­is­tered for a scheme ac­count which will pro­vide them with an ac­count num­ber. Reg­is­ter on the Con­tain­ers for Change web­site to re­ceive the 10c re­fund.

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