CCA announces Containers for Change costs

Coke bottlesThe Queensland Government Container Refund Scheme (CRS) is due to commence on 1 November 2018 after being postponed early this year following the outcome of NSW’s implementation.

The Government said at the time that they want to learn from the mistakes of the “problematic” roll-out in NSW.

“Containers for Change” imposes costs on the supply of containers, to cover the 10 cent deposit as well as handling, administration and scheme compliance.

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) has advised consumers in Queensland of a price increase of 10.38 cents per eligible container, excluding GST.

“CCA supports a cost-effective, well-run container refund scheme in Queensland. We are not seeking to make any profit from the CRS – as always, our aim is to keep costs as low as possible for customers and consumers. Changes in pricing due to the CRS are also unrelated to any regular general market price changes,” said CCA in a statement.

CCA said that it published the cost estimates done by Container Exchange (QLD) Limited online via It also released the Container Exchange that has the exact costs per container depending on redemption rates via a particular redemption channel and container type.


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