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Make the change and be a container saver

Every Aussie has the potential to help recyclable items stay out of our oceans, parks and landfill … and to donate their refund.

Keeping in line with our CHU Strategy for Environment & Sustainability, CHU WA have introduced a ‘Containers for Change’ wheelie bin to the office in 2021 to collect the containers that have a 10c mark. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L can be saved.

Make sure you take off the lids and they can recycle those too, just separately.

We make the collection even more meaningful by donating our refund to 4lifeskills. Our chosen charity provide possibilities for work, home, health and fun with a focus on improving lifeskills and community connections. Click on the link to find out more about 4lifeskills.

The containers at the refund point are sorted, processed and sold to approved recyclers. The approved recyclers then turn the containers into new glass and PET bottles, aluminium cans and other items like food packaging and plastic-based construction items.

83% of all 10c containers return (by weight) stays in Australia and is made into products we consume every day.

Every little action helps to commit to the environment, raise money for a charity or community group and grow better recycling behaviours in the community.

Like to know more, view the Containers for Change website.

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