MP: more re­fund sites are needed

The Queensland Times - - NEWS -

AS IP­SWICH em­braces Queens­land’s new con­tainer re­fund scheme, Charis Mullen is call­ing for more con­tainer re­fund points in Spring­field.

The mem­ber for Jor­dan wrote to Ken Noye the CEO of Con­tainer Ex­change Ltd this week ask­ing for more re­cy­cling sites in the Greater Spring­field and Greater Flag­stone ar­eas.

“I have been con­tacted by a num­ber of my con­stituents who are keen to em­brace the new Con­tain­ers Re­fund Scheme but are frus­trated with the lim­ited op­tions avail­able and the dis­tances re­quired to travel to re­turn el­i­gi­ble con­tain­ers,” Ms Mullen wrote.

In her let­ter, Ms Mullen said Spring­field was a fast grow­ing elec­torate with an es­ti­mated pop­u­la­tion of 36,000 peo­ple ex­pected to grow to 115,000 by 2036.

She wants to make sure fu­ture plan­ning for con­tainer re­fund points (CRP) in­clude her elec­torate.

“With COEX’s am­bi­tious tar­get to raise bev­er­age con­tainer re­cy­cling re­cov­ery rates in Queens­land to 85 per cent by 2022, ar­eas of high pop­u­la­tion growth should be tar­geted in any plan­ning that COEX is do­ing to sup­port the es­tab­lish­ment of fu­ture CRP sites.”

Cur­rently, there is only one lo­ca­tion in Spring­field where you can drop bot­tles, the Night Owl at Spring­field Lakes.

Ms Mullen is keen to work with any com­pa­nies in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a con­tainer re­fund point.

Con­tainer Ex­change Ltd has been con­tacted for com­ment.

Photo: Cordell Richard­son

Con­tain­ers for Change at West Ip­swich.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.