• (l-r) Brownes Dairy GM supply chain and ESG Emily Best, WARRRL CEO Tim Cusack, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Darren West.
    (l-r) Brownes Dairy GM supply chain and ESG Emily Best, WARRRL CEO Tim Cusack, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Darren West.
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Containers for Change has launched its new pick-up on-demand collection service for Western Australia, which will allow the state to return 10c containers easily and conveniently from locations where containers often go unreturned.

According to Containers for Change, 530 million 10c containers are still going unreturned each year in WA, with 400 million of these containers being found in our of home settings, including the commercial sector.

The new Containers for Change Collect service can be accessed via the Containers for Change app or website.

The Collect service is said to be the perfect solutions for offices, businesses, cafes, workplaces and wider locations.

Since soft launching at the end of 2023, over two million containers have been collected, with 80 per cent of those from WA commercial businesses.

“Access and convenience to Containers for Change has never been easier with the launch of Collect,” said Reece Whitby, WA’s environment minister.

“There are 22 service providers across the state ready to collect from your business or workplace, some operators are even offering to collect at no charge.

“I encourage all WA to utilise the many ways to return their 10c containers that are available, whether it is via the collection service, by visiting a refund point or by donating to a local school or charity.”

To celebrate the launch, Containers for Change was at Brownes Dairy in Balcatta with free pop-up bins, Brownes flavoured milk, and cash giveaways for those interested in returning their containers via Collect.

Tim Cusack, CEO of WA Return Recycle Renew Limited, scheme coordinator of Containers for Change, said they were all very proud to officially launch the new service.

“Collect was established to provide an easy and convenient on-demand service that guarantees that your 10c containers are recycled, and the refund is returned to the customer or donated to their chosen cause,” he explained.

“We have partnered with Brownes Dairy to celebrate the official launch of Collect as liquid paper board cartons are containers accepted by the scheme, but are often returned less than others.”

In addition, Brownes Dairy has also taken the lead in developing their own dedicated delivery service to enhance accessibility and convenience for customers in WA, which aligns closely with the Collect service.

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