We’ve joined Containers for Change
The WA Parks Foundation has signed up for the Containers for Change program, creating an opportunity for people to donate their refunds to support the Foundation’s projects.
Western Australians have returned more than 120 million containers and donated over half a million dollars for community groups and charities as part of the State Government’s container deposit scheme since its introduction in October 2020. Every eligible container collected is worth 10 cents.
As well as showing a commitment to the environment and encouraging better recycling behaviours, the WA Government’s container deposits scheme enables charities to raise much needed funds for their activities.
If you would like to donate your refund to the WA Parks Foundation, you can locate our organisation at the following link: https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/donate-your-refund
More than 680 local jobs have been created at Containers for Change refund points, with many filled by people with disability, the long-term unemployed, and Aboriginal people.
Over the next 20 years, it is estimated the scheme will recycle an additional 6.6 billion containers, keeping about 5.9 billion of those containers out of landfill and 706 million containers from being littered.
How to donate:
- Collect your eligible containers (please check what is eligible at Containers For Change)
- Remove lids from plastic bottles
- Drop off to any of the 200 points throughout WA (follow link to search by postcode) https://www.containersforchange.com.au/wa/where-return
- At drop off quote scheme ID C10378189. The credits will then be directly deposited to WA Parks Foundation.