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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: 11th Dec 2018 / 9 replies / Post by angry mum

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Maddiew

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

heeleen

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

Raji

Posted by: Raji
Posted: 16th Nov 2018

Raji says: I don't bother to waste time and petrol to travel to the collection points. The hike in prices of the drinks is no surprise as there is no way the government or manufacturers are going to wear the cost of anything that might help the enviornment. I agree, those who litter will continue to do so. 10c per bottle is not enough to carry you bottle with you until you get home and then keep until you recycle. I throw mine away and will continue to do so. A fail if you ask me. Reply

Ashar

Posted by: Ashar
Posted: 17th Nov 2018

Ashar says: The refund on the containers is better in your pocket than somebody else's. Reply

Mona31584416

Posted by: Mona31584416
Posted: 18th Nov 2018

Mona31584416 says: I believe a monetary system of bottle recycling may encourage more citizens to recycle their bottles, however, an increase in prices of drinks may deter a larger fraction of the public from recycling and as always bottles will end up in the ocean, thus depleting the environment. Reply

Mona31584416

Posted by: Mona31584416
Posted: 18th Nov 2018

Mona31584416 says: I believe a monetary system of bottle recycling may encourage more citizens to recycle their bottles, however, an increase in prices of drinks may deter a larger fraction of the public from recycling and as always bottles will end up in the ocean, thus depleting the environment. Reply

annie

Posted by: annie
Posted: 21st Nov 2018

annie says: I agree that the cost of soft drink has gone up to fund the depots.My husband and i have been collecting our soft drink bottles and redeem them for a voucher which we use to buy some groceries,we find this a good way of helping the environment by avoiding litter and its some spare cash in our pockets Reply

ned

Posted by: ned
Posted: 3rd Dec 2018

ned says: the government put the drinks up the day before the new legislation came in they were to go up 10c but went up more. We pay more to get back the price rise at the depot nothing in it for the people once again. We live in hervey bay and you have to travel and leave your bag of bottles and trust they count it properly because they are not always maned.
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chickenman

Posted by: chickenman
Posted: 11th Dec 2018

chickenman says: it is a sneaky way for either Govt. bodies or suppliers to rake in extra coin. the prices should only rise by the 10c.
the savings from less land fill and proceeds from recycling should pay for the return depots. Reply

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