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Tasmanians use more than 270 million drink containers every year. Sadly, many are not recycled, ending up in landfill and as litter across our state

The good news is the Tasmanian Government has announced it will deliver a Container Refund Scheme in 2022, a great initiative that will increase recycling, reduce landfill and reward Tasmanians for taking part.

How does it work?

Tasmanians buy and enjoy over 270 million eligible drinks each year.

Members of the public can collect empty eligible drink containers and take them to a refund point, where they’ll receive 10 cents for each one.

Refund point operators sort the collected containers by material type into provided storage bins and are paid a further fee of up to 6.5 cents per eligible container for collecting containers.

Containers are then collected for further processing and sold to accredited recyclers.

New recycled drink containers and other products are created.

Tasmanians buy and enjoy over 270 million eligible drinks each year.

Members of the public can collect empty eligible drink containers and take them to a refund point, where they’ll receive 10 cents for each one.

Refund point operators sort the collected containers by material type into provided storage bins and are paid a further fee of up to 6.5 cents per eligible container for collecting containers.

Containers are then collected for further processing and sold to accredited recyclers.

New recycled drink containers and other products are created.