RECYCLE: The Banana Shire Council doesn't want people to waste any recycling but recycle their waste.
RECYCLE: The Banana Shire Council doesn't want people to waste any recycling but recycle their waste. Glen Porteous

A million reasons to back recycling plan

BILOELA residents are looking to crack the one million mark of recycling approved containers at the end of January.

Biloela Recycling manager Rob Stapleton said the support of the community to the Container Refund Scheme has been absolutely incredible.

"The scheme started during early November last year and we are on track to hit one million containers at the end of January,” he said.

"The Biloela people getting behind this has been incredible and local residents cleaning around the place for containers has been a great effort.

"There a positive flow on effect from this with local community groups, sporting organisations and schools benefiting from returning containers.”

Queensland's Container Refund Scheme celebrated the New Year by cracking the 100 million returned containers mark.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said reaching this milestone in just two months showed how popular the scheme is and what a big win it has been for Queensland and the environment.

"This is mammoth collective achievement with great participation from those who have returned containers and those who are running the scheme,.

"Around 10 million has been returned to the pockets of Queenslanders, community groups and charities,” Ms Enoch said.

"It is fantastic to see the number of Queenslanders embracing the recycling initiative and choosing to be a part of the positive change.”


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