Your empty containers could win you a luxury island holiday!

You could be off on a luxury holiday to the Whitsundays, just by recycling your empty containers!

Queenslanders who recycle their eligible beverage containers through the Containers for Change scheme now have the chance to win a trip for two to Elysian Eco Retreat.

For every 50 containers cashed in during July and August using a scheme ID, customers will score one entry into the Entries for Empties competition.


The major prize includes airfares to the Whitsunday Coast, four nights accommodation at Elysian Retreat, transfers, three gourmet meals daily and unlimited use of all water sports equipment. Plus, the winner will also receive a Nintendo Switch gaming pack, including a $500 Nintendo eShop game card.

Elysian Retreat. PHOTO: Supplied

There are also nine weekly prizes that are up for grabs, including a beach shelter from CoolCabanas, a custom vintage cooler filled with Coca-Cola products and an eco-friendly picnic rug made from recycled plastic bottles.

“Our Entries for Empties campaign is an absolute win/win for Queenslanders,” said COEX Chief Executive Ken Noye.

“Not only are we reducing litter across the state through the scheme, we are also increasing recycling and diverting billions of containers from landfill.

“And by cashing in your containers this July and August it also means your empty containers could be full of prizes.

“We want to encourage new recycling habits for Queenslanders by helping them increase their container redemption during the winter months.

“The major prize to the popular Queensland holiday destination, the Whitsunday Islands, is a prime example of the beautiful natural environment the Containers for Change scheme is striving to keep beverage litter free.”

Elysian Retreat. PHOTO: Supplied

To find out how you can cash in and get Entries for Empties, visit:

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by COEX.