Celebrating the International Day of People with Disability
Today ‘International Day of People with Disability’ is celebrated globally. The aim is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability, shining a light on the achievements and contributions the community make each day. Return and Earn, operated by TOMRA Cleanaway in NSW has enabled partnerships with disability employment services across the state. For these organisations, the partnership hosting return points has delivered new revenue streams, business operations and employment opportunities across regional NSW. Resulting in employment for people with disabilities that prior to the scheme commencing in 2017, would not have been possible.
Our partners in industry and disability services speak highly of the relationship and opportunities provided by a partnership with TOMRA Cleanaway and Return and Earn.
“Hoxton Industries is a disability service provider that operates two automated depots in NSW in partnership with TOMRA Cleanaway. This partnership has realised wonderful opportunities for our organisation and employees. Hoxton’s automated depot operation has allowed us to employ twelve staff, all with disabilities, that have been provided with a sense of purpose and pride through their work each day.”
– Nicole Bruce, CEO of Hoxton Industries, a disability services provider and return and point operator.
Read more about Hoxton Industries good news story, along with other important return point operators.
“TOMRA Cleanaway has enabled us to provide viable ‘Green Jobs’ for people with disabilities and their support staff and has allowed us the opportunity to raise the profile of our organisation locally.”
– Hugh Packard, the CEO of Valmar Industries a disability services provider and return point operator
The Willing and Able Foundation in Port Macquarie is yet another regional good news story that demonstrates the valuable contribution people with disability are providing to the scheme in NSW. TOMRA Cleanaway network has partnered to host an over the counter return point on the NSW mid-north coast.
TOMRA Cleanaway celebrates and gives thanks to disability employment organisations that are helping deliver an accessible and convenient container deposit scheme for NSW.
About TOMRA Cleanaway
TOMRA Cleanaway is the sole network operator for Return and Earn in NSW. Through strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships, TOMRA Cleanaway has engaged more than one hundred charities and not-for-profit organisations in delivery of a convenient and accessible container return point network in NSW. This has resulted in hundreds of meaningful jobs for community members that had barriers to employment previously.