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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
TOMRA Cleanaway welcomes today’s announcement by the Tasmanian Government to adopt a split-responsibility model for the state’s proposed Container Refund Scheme (CRS).
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Global leader in collecting beverage containers for recycling, TOMRA, reveals findings from effective deposit return systems