Cleanaway’s Administration Officer Ma Vilma Ortega, always smiling and helping others through any challenge.
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.
Tweed Shire locals have a new and convenient location to exchange their eligible bottles and cans for cash with the opening of a new Return and Earn reverse vending machine (RVM) at Pottsville Sports.
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.
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.”
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.
“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
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