Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Calls to Cut Trolley Dumping

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Calls to Cut Trolley Dumping

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Byline: ALAN LANDER

WOOLWORTHS has been urged to retro-fit most of its older supermarkets with gold coin release mechanisms to cut the amount of trolleys dumped in streets or in creeks.

Nambour councillor Paul Tatton said while trolley issues in his division had eased slightly in the last year, supermarkets were still missing the point.

"As with 12 months ago, if they introduced gold coin releases (encouraging shoppers to return the trolley after use and retrieving their deposit) there would not be a problem," he said. "If shoppers didn't return them, there are plenty of kids who would round them up for the money."

He said the system turned bored kids from creek trolley-dumpers into their paid collectors instead.

Mr Tatton said new shopping centres in Hervey Bay and Gympie, which had the release systems, "have no problem anywhere" concerning abandoned trolleys.

And German supermarket chain Aldi has release-mechanism trolleys at all of its sites as standard. …

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