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.
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.”
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
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.
This new facility for PET plastic will recycle the containers collected through the NSW Return and Earn Scheme and Cleanaway’s Material Recovery Facilities, helping create a domestic circular economy.
Success highlights the extent to which the state’s container deposit scheme has changed attitudes to litter, waste and recycling across NSW in the past three years.