Planet Ark announced as Donation Partner for NSW Container Deposit Scheme
Author: Josh Cole
Planet Ark is pleased to have been selected by the NSW Government to be one of the Initial Donation Partners for the NSW ‘Return and Earn’ Container Deposit Scheme (CDS), which launched on 1 December. The announcement means consumers returning containers via the scheme can elect to donate their refund to help fund our important work providing positive environmental actions for everyone.
Planet Ark, Surf Life Saving New South Wales, St Vincent de Paul Society and Cancer Council NSW have been announced as the first four Donation Partners. Anyone who returns an eligible drink container through a reverse vending machine will receive a 10-cent refund and have the option to donate the refund to the charity of their choice at the collection point.
Most drink containers between 150 millilitres and three litres that are purchased in NSW can be returned through Return and Earn. The scheme will help to reduce litter in the environment and aims to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in litter volume by 2020.
Planet Ark’s CEO Paul Klymenko has welcomed the announcement.
“It is a great compliment to Planet Ark to be included alongside the other Initial Donation Partners and to be so closely involved with the NSW CDS launch. The results of other Container Deposit Schemes, both here and overseas, have been extremely positive for the environment, so this is a really important step forward.”
- Follow Return and Earn for info on the scheme and deposit locations
- Visit RecyclingNearYou.com.au for info on how to recycle other household items
Subscribe to Positive Environment News
Positive Environment News has been compiled using publicly available information. Planet Ark does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the original information and encourages readers to check the references before using this information for their own purposes.
Author: Josh ColeJosh comes to Planet Ark after a stint in legal communication and from a background in print journalism. He studied Communications and Media as a mature age student in Wollongong where he re-discovered his love for the natural environment.
- Paper or plastic? »
- Woolcool turns waste wool into insulation wonder »
- An innovative solution to the problem of ocean pollution »
- New South Wales Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme hits 64 million returns »
- Cleaning up the Cove »
- Vanuatu bans plastic bags and polystyrene containers »