We’ve done that for bulk honey from local suppliers.
It would also complement any consumer behaviour change that replaces kerbside recycling. A change where consumers return all recycling to a collection point at the retailers. (I’ve parked that idea for now with the honest politician paradigm.)
Re the linked Choice article “Can I bring my own containers …”
A survey conducted by the Department of Environment and Energy found over 3.5 billion tonnes of plastics were consumed in Australia in 2016–17, whereas only 293,900 tonnes were recycled, a rate of just under 12%.
That’s a lot of plastic. More than the combined total of our exports of iron ore and coal!
More likely 3.5 million tonnes of plastic use each year?
Hopefully the Dept of E&E can account for the small discrepancy.