Golden Plains Shire Council is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative Reusable Products Rebate Program, which empowers residents to make eco-conscious choices.
Residents are now able to claim a 50% rebate up to $100 on a range of eligible reusable products.
The program has been designed to inspire environmentally friendly purchasing decisions across four essential product categories; reusable nappy products, reusable sanitary products, reusable incontinence products and reusable portable drinking containers. Eligible products must be purchased from an Australian supplier on or after Monday 25 September.
Successful applicants will enjoy a 50% rebate of the purchase price of eligible products. To ensure fairness, the following limits have been applied to each category:
- Category 1 – Reusable nappy products up to $100
- Category 2 – Reusable sanitary products up to $50
- Category 3 – Reusable incontinence products up to $50
- Category 4 – Reusable portable drinking containers up to $30
Golden Plains Shire Council Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham said the program promoted the use of environmentally friendly products within the community.
“We have observed the success of similar initiatives in other Councils and listened to our community’s requests for such a program,” Cr Cunningham said.
“We’re confident that the program will be warmly received and complement Council’s ongoing efforts to reduce landfill waste.”
For a full list of categories, terms and conditions, and information on how to apply for a rebate visit goldenplains.vic.gov.au/reusableproductsrebate
The Reusable Products Rebate Program is aligned with priority areas in Council’s Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025 including tackling climate change and its impact on health, improving mental health and preventing family violence and advancing gender equity.
This program is also aligned to Council’s Climate Emergency Plan 2022-2032 and Council’s Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2020-2023 objectives which include reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill by implementing waste management and minimisation practices that are innovative, effective and reflect best practice.