London to a bottle
MORE than 283 million bottles and other containers have been recycled in WA through Containers for Change since October.
The $1.2 million in donations has been shared with 3000 charities and community groups. The number of containers recycled is more than enough to draw a line
from Perth to London.
More than 11,000 tonnes of glass, 970 tonnes of aluminium and 258 tonnes of clear PET (plastic) has been sent to recyclers to date.
“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,” Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson said.
“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.”