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The LNP has committed to a policy that would address one of Queensland’s enduring environmental issues – cans and bottles littering our land and waterways and creating excess land fill issues.

Member for Indooroopilly, Scott Emerson said the said the LNP would introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS) that would see Indooroopilly electorate consumers, businesses and charities refunded 10 cents for aluminium, glass and plastic drink containers returned for recycling.

“The LNP’s plan would deliver a great win for the environment in the Indooroopilly electorate, result in less visual pollution and could create hundreds of jobs across Queensland in the recycling sector,” Mr Emerson said.

“Queensland is unique, and with this benchmark policy from the LNP we can help keep our part of the state litter free.”

Litter, especially plastic, is one of the most damaging things that we as humans have done to our environment and this especially affects our wildlife on the land and in our oceans.

Currently Queensland has the worst litter in Australia - 41 per cent higher than the national average.

“This is a landmark decision to clean-up Queensland and better protect our environment,” Mr Emerson said.

“Community groups in the Indooroopilly electorate will have the opportunity to organise community clean-up events and cash in containers through the scheme to aid fundraising efforts for other activities.

“It’s estimated that Queensland community groups could claim over $25 million from deposits and handling fees, and create hundreds of new jobs across the state in the recycling sector.”

Shadow Environment Minister Christian Rowan said the introduction of the CDS reaffirmed the LNP’s commitment to grassroots environmental policies and would bring Queensland in line with other states across Australia.

“In states where a Container Deposit Scheme has been introduced, more than 80 per cent of consumers return containers and a 2015 Newspoll showed 85 per cent of Queenslanders supported a CDS,” said Dr Rowan.

“While Labor tries to paint itself as the party that cares for the environment, its record shows a party big on rhetoric, but doing little in the way on real, workable policies that help protect our environment.

“This is a landmark decision to clean-up Queensland and better protect our environment.”

The LNP has committed to a policy that would address one of Queensland’s enduring environmental issues – cans and bottles littering our land and waterways and creating excess land fill issues.

Member for Indooroopilly, Scott Emerson said the said the LNP would introduce a container deposit scheme (CDS) that would see Indooroopilly electorate consumers, businesses and charities refunded 10 cents for aluminium, glass and plastic drink containers returned for recycling.

“The LNP’s plan would deliver a great win for the environment in the Indooroopilly electorate, result in less visual pollution and could create hundreds of jobs across Queensland in the recycling sector,” Mr Emerson said.

“Queensland is unique, and with this benchmark policy from the LNP we can help keep our part of the state litter free.”

Litter, especially plastic, is one of the most damaging things that we as humans have done to our environment and this especially affects our wildlife on the land and in our oceans.

Currently Queensland has the worst litter in Australia - 41 per cent higher than the national average.

“This is a landmark decision to clean-up Queensland and better protect our environment,” Mr Emerson said.

“Community groups in the Indooroopilly electorate will have the opportunity to organise community clean-up events and cash in containers through the scheme to aid fundraising efforts for other activities.

“It’s estimated that Queensland community groups could claim over $25 million from deposits and handling fees, and create hundreds of new jobs across the state in the recycling sector.”

Shadow Environment Minister Christian Rowan said the introduction of the CDS reaffirmed the LNP’s commitment to grassroots environmental policies and would bring Queensland in line with other states across Australia.

“In states where a Container Deposit Scheme has been introduced, more than 80 per cent of consumers return containers and a 2015 Newspoll showed 85 per cent of Queenslanders supported a CDS,” said Dr Rowan.

“While Labor tries to paint itself as the party that cares for the environment, its record shows a party big on rhetoric, but doing little in the way on real, workable policies that help protect our environment.

“This is a landmark decision to clean-up Queensland and better protect our environment.”