Western Australians have recycled more than 283 million containers through Containers for Change since its October 2020 launch, with over 11,000 tonnes of glass, 970 tonnes of aluminium and 258 tonnes of clear PET sent to recyclers to date.
According to Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson, over $1.2 million has been donated to 3000 charities and community groups, including hundreds of schools and local sporting organisations.
“It’s clear from these early results that West Australians are enthusiastic about recycling, and want to do their part to make sure we avoid sending recyclable materials to landfill,” she said.
“As well as helping the environment, the scheme has also given West Australians an additional way to show their generosity and support for their local charity or community group.
“Ten cents per container adds up, and I am sure that funds raised are making a real difference to the groups and organisations who do important work in our local communities.”