By Marie Sansom

There will be a container deposit scheme (CDS) in Queensland by the 2018 state election, whichever party seizes power.

Liberal Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls announced his support for a container deposit scheme late last week and promised to introduce one to the state if elected in two years.

Based on South Australia’s CDS, introduced in 1975, the Queensland scheme will involve a 10 cent deposit charged on drink containers between 150ml and three litres – like plastic bottles and aluminium cans – which will be refunded when the container is returned to a depot or via reverse vending machines.

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This story first appeared in Government News.