Australia Day Environmental Citizens of the Year for 2021!

TOMRA Cleanaway Congratulates the Australia Day Environmental Citizen of the Year award winners for 2021! Congratulations go to Coonabarabran High School’s D7 Support Unit Class and ‘Hampers of Hope’ from the Griffith City Council.

Closing the consumer loop; Return and Earn

With over 620 return points available across NSW to assist citizens conveniently access the NSW container deposit scheme, Return and Earn, Waste Management Review recently conducted a deep dive into why retail partnerships with the scheme are integral to shaping positive community recycling outcomes through corporate responsibility.

Citizen Science & the Global Litter Tracker

An example of a citizen science project is the Marine Debris Tracker Project. In operation for over a decade, the project engages global citizen scientists making use of an app to aid data gather and monitoring of marine litter to inform upstream solutions, like container deposit schemes. Data is actively used by over 25 organisations globally, including locally in Australia.

A win for the environment and the Victorian community

Today’s announcement by the Victorian Andrews Government regarding the future Container Deposit Scheme has been acknowledged by TOMRA Cleanaway with Chief Executive, James Dorney, describing the decision as “A positive step forward and an outstanding result for the environment, as well as an outstanding win for the Victorian community.”

Wilcannia REDI.e Wins NSW KAB award!

REDI.e and the Wilcannia Local Aboriginal Land Council are most deserving of their 2020 KAB NSW Litter Prevention Award. Our partnership with the group could not have been achieved without foresight and enthusiasm from the team at Wilcannia. Hosting a return point has supported multiple outcomes, not just considerable local litter reduction, but education and engagement throughout the community. Jenny Thwaites, CEO of the Wilcannia Aboriginal Land Council and Kevin Cattermole who is on the ground project managing operations for the return point, are to be commended for their success in achievement of this award.

Who is keeping our container deposit network humming?

TOMRA Cleanaway employs hundreds of people across NSW to deliver network operations for the NSW container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. A common theme across our recent investigation into our employees is the absolute pride our Team take in helping create a better environment and future for the next generation. Another common theme, great relationships! Partnership is at the core of our services, we could not deliver our network without a positive, and collaborative approach.