AU: Container Refund Scheme postponed until 1 November 2018
Extending the timeframe for the introduction of the state’s Container Refund Scheme will ensure the scheme is right for Queensland, Environment Minister Leeanne Enoch said. Originally due to start 1 July this year, the scheme will now commence 1 November 2018.
“It’s important we get the scheme right from day one so that its full community, environmental and recycling benefits are realised,” Ms Enoch said. “Extending the timeframe for the scheme’s introduction was requested by stakeholders to ensure Queensland did not run into the same roll-out issues experienced in New South Wales when its scheme started 1 December last year” (Media Statement Queensland Government, 14 February 2018).
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