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.
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.
“It is with great pleasure TOMRA Cleanaway welcomes our newest automated depot to the NSW network for Return and Earn. Providing the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney with even more ways to access the container deposit scheme, Return and Earn. The bulk container processing location will be offering home, business and schools container collection services. Well done to the ReTurnit Team and welcome to Eastern Suburbs Return and Earn.” James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway
Hunters Hill community members have a new place to recycle and earn a return for themselves or a chosen charity with the opening of a Return and Earn return point in Henley Community Centre precinct.
Narrandera Shire Council was successful at the 2020 Sustainable Communities Tidy Towns
Awards Weekend held over 13-14 March, taking out the Return and Earn Litter Prevention
Award with the Narrandera Reverse Vending Machine. The Tidy Towns Awards are a
successful long-time initiative of the Keep Australia Beautiful Council
Littered drink containers represent a highly visual pollutant. The experiences and findings of the Port Phillip EcoCentre study will serve as a benchmark to baseline litter in the Yarra and Maribyrnong Rivers prior to the commencement of the Victorian container deposit scheme in 2023.” James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway
“Not only is the scheme putting money in the pockets of the people of NSW, thousands of community groups, charities and schools are also sharing in the benefits with over $18.2 million returned via donations and fees from hosting return points,” he said. “The scheme directly employs over 700 people across the state and provides opportunities for social enterprises such as Vinnies, Hoxton Industries and Citizen Blue to also raise funds as return point operators in our customer-focused and convenient network.” James Dorney, CEO TOMRA Cleanaway
On World Environment Day 2020, and octogenarian eco-warrior, 81 year old Robert ‘Bob’ Jolley was announced as the state winner of the NSW Environmental Citizen of the Year Award by NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean.
With over 600 return points across NSW, the opportunity to form partnerships is endless. Nambucca Heads Islands Golf Club’s fundraising initiative making use of Return and Earn, is a demonstration of the initiatives and outcomes the community are achieving through use of the scheme.