Bottle recycling

Just wondering what others' thoughts are on this. In Brisbane and surrounding areas a new bottle recycling system has just started up a couple of day ago wherein you take your empty bottles to certain depots and get ten cents back on each bottle. This morning I went to the supermarket and purchased a couple of my normal Woolworths soft drinks which normally cost 75 cents. Today I found they have gone up to 90 cents. Another lady was complaining about it and said the extra 15 cents is apparently to help run the depots. So now we all pay more for drinks, more for fuel to get to these depots (the closest to me is about 15 minutes drive) and we already pay the Council for our recycle bins. I will be putting my bottles where I usually put them, in the recycle bin. What do others think?

Last reply: 14th Nov 2018 / 2 replies / Post by angry mum

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Posted by: Maddiew
Posted: 6th Nov 2018

Maddiew says: I hadn't noticed the increased price as I don't buy a lot of softdrinks but I can't help thinking 'of COURSE they would do that'. Since when would they offer something to the public for free right? The bit that gets me is the other states have had 10c for recycling bottles for years and years, I feel like maybe the rebate for recycling bottles is over due to increase with inflation like everything else? Reply


Posted by: heeleen
Posted: 14th Nov 2018

heeleen says: It is a total rip off, the people who throw their cans and bottles out on the roads and streets and beaches will still do it. We started it in Nsw this year, the drinks all went up by 10-15cents, also alcohol, but they put them up three or four months before the recycle places started. Half the time when you get to the recycling thing they are out of order or only one is working and there is a line up waiting. We also only have two and I have to drive over 30 mins to reach them. It is not fair to make everybody pay extra for their drinks just because of a few idiots. The only people making money out of this are the supermarkets and the government. Another way to rip people off. Reply

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