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Evening Forum on the Plastic Bag Ban and Container Refund Scheme
Sep 19, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Unanimous passage of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill through the Queensland Parliament.
A Message from the State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP, and the Boomerang Alliance:
The Queensland Parliament is currently considering a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) and a plastic bag ban for Queensland, both to start in July 2018. These measures will help to tackle plastic pollution and improve recycling.
As a local community group or local business, it is important for you to understand how these changes may affect the way you operate and what you can do to prepare.
Under the CRS, anyone who returns an empty drink container to a collection point will receive a 10-cent refund. A network of collection points will be set up across the state. The CRS presents a significant financial opportunity for the Not-For-Profit sector and local businesses to be involved, offering a way to secure a long term and sustainable revenue base through the collection and return of cans and bottles. Under the bag ban, lightweight shopping bags will no longer be available, and businesses will need to provide alternative solutions for customers.
To help you prepare, I am hosting an evening forum on:
Tuesday September 19th, 2017 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm
The J (Upstairs in the Lounge), 60 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads.
The forum aims to inform on both new measures. It will also give you the opportunity to consider the value and potential of your involvement in the CRS, and to jointly discuss and plan arrangements on how local organisations can participate, either individually or in partnership with each other.
The Boomerang Alliance, who have been instrumental in the design of the CRS and bag ban and have a wealth of knowledge to offer, will be there to present and answer any questions you may have.
Please find your invitation attached. This is an open invitation, please feel free to share amongst your networks.
DEADLINE: Please RSVP to Kellie at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, September 18th
We hope to see you there.