“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.
In 2020, TOMRA Cleanaway stepped up at Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney with Return and Earn Scheme partners Exchange for Change and TOMRA Collections Solutions Australia.
The split responsibility model container deposit scheme that is delivered through a separate network operator and scheme coordinator in NSW has demonstrated results.
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.
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Responsive collections and servicing, uninterrupted community access and proactive issues management driven by TOMRA Cleanaway’s data-first approach to Return and Earn.