Students of Greenslopes State School are helping clean up the environment one container at a time and even earning whilst at it. This is by getting involved in the state government’s container refund scheme, Containers for Change.
Launched November 2018, the scheme offers a ten cent refund per item on any eligible container. Eligible containers can be made from glass, plastic, aluminium or liquid paper board and can range in size from 150ml to 3L.
When it started, around 30 state schools around Queensland already participated in the program. Participating schools trialled their ways to collect containers within their school communities and work to harness the energy of everyone associated with their school, including parents and carers, students and teachers.
For Queenslanders who prefer to donate their drink container to a community group, sports club or another organisation, container return points can direct the 10c refund payment to a registered group.
In Greenslopes, the state school happens to be the registered group. Those who want to donate to Greenslopes State School’s Parents and Citizens Association, you may use the code C10028875 which is the school’s unique Scheme ID. The P&C association will receive funds to spend back on the school.
About Containers for Change
Containers for Change is a state-wide container refund scheme that aims to reduce the amount of drink containers that are littered and increase Queensland’s recycling rate.
Not-for-profit group Container Exchange (CoEx) was appointed by the government as the Product Responsibility Organisation (PRO), to develop and run the container refund scheme in Queensland.