It’s 2022 and we are getting with the program, baby! We are hydrated, we’re minding our business, and most importantly: we are doing what we can for the environment.
While we’re minimising our single-use products as much as we can, we have to admit that we cannot resist an ice cold beveragino straight outta the fridge – whether it’s a cheeky softie or an even cheekier beer on a warm afternoon. (Not to mention those summer weekends spent entertaining!)
But what do we do with all those 10¢ cans, bottles and cartons?!
Well, it almost goes without saying, but we don’t want those 10¢ containers to end up in landfill. What if there was a way to responsibly dispose of those containers and make some cash at the same time?
We have great news: there absolutely is. Containers for Change currently have 262 refund points across WA – which means there is definitely one near you – and they want your cans, bottles and cartons!
After enjoying your drink, keep any containers that have a 10¢ mark. That includes most aluminium, glass, plastic, and carton containers that are 150ml to 3L (just give ‘em a clean first and remove any lids).
From there, simply head to one of those 262 refund points and enjoy the thrill of having your empty 10¢ containers turn into cold, hard cash for you. Money is transferred via bank transfer, cash, or PayPal, or you can donate it to a Containers for Change registered charity or community group, elevating your good samaritan work to super samaritan.
That said, the last time we returned our containers we managed to pay for brunch for two with our refund, which ain’t too shabby if you ask us.
So, what happens to all those 10¢ containers once they’ve been collected? After being sorted and distributed to approved recyclers, they’ll be given a new life as products that we use every day, like new containers.
Every 10¢ container has the potential to live another life, again and again and again!
To find out more about how and where to exchange your containers, head to the Containers for Change website.
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