Containers for Change, Western Australia's brand new deposit scheme, has officially launched today.
Launched by the State Government, people will be able to cash in the eligible drink containers for a 10 cent refund at any of the 200 refund points across the State.
A total of eight refund points are located in the Peel region, including Erskine/Falcon, Mandurah, Greenfields, Karnup and Pinjarra.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the community is at the heart of our Containers for Change scheme.
"It provides an exciting new opportunity for community groups, sporting clubs, charities and schools to fundraise for their important causes. We have had over 1,000 organisations already register and expect that number to continue to grow," he said.
"I am incredibly proud that Containers for Change is providing so many employment opportunities, with more than 40 per cent of the jobs being filled by those with disability, the long-term unemployed or Aboriginal people.
"I'd strongly encourage all Western Australians to get involved, to start returning their eligible containers and start making change."
It is estimated that the scheme will recycle an additional 6.6 billion containers over the next 20 years. Without the scheme it is estimated that 5.9 billion of these containers would have been landfilled and 706 million would have been littered.
To find a refund point near you or to read more about the scheme go to www.containersforchange.com.au
It's finally here 🎉 Cash in your eligible drink containers for 10c each today (or over the weekend!) at one of our 205...Posted by Containers for Change WA on Wednesday, September 30, 2020