Return and Earn has donated more than $10,000 to the people of Tathra, a town in NSW’s South Coast, to help with their bushfire recovery.
After bushfires tore through the town in March this year, devastating the community and causing millions of dollars of damage, EPA NSW worked with Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton and TOMRA Cleanaway to champion the campaign to make the Tathra Bushfire Appeal the nominated charity for Return and Earn.
The people of NSW rallied behind the cause, donating $8400 worth of their 10 cent refunds through the reverse vending machines across the state. An extra $2000 was then donated by the Return and Earn network operator Tomra Cleanaway at the Tathra Bushfire Relief concert on Saturday.
Since the bushfire, EPA NSW has continued to manage much of the clean-up work as Chair of the Government’s Infrastructure, Waste and Environmental Recovery Sub-Committee, overseeing the waste management, clean up and environmental rehabilitation work.