Fourth cen­tre opens for re­turned bot­tles

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

TWEED Heads South now has its own Re­verse Vend­ing Ma­chine for the NSW con­tainer de­posit scheme Re­turn and Earn, giv­ing more peo­ple a chance to claim their 10-cents for ev­ery el­i­gi­ble drink con­tainer.

The ma­chine, which opened on Sun­day, is the fourth in the Tweed.

Tweed MP Ge­off Provest said the Re­verse Vend­ing Ma­chine kiosk would be located at the en­trance to the un­der­ground carpark at the south­ern end of Tweed City Shop­ping Cen­tre and is the fourth in the elec­torate.

“Re­turn and Earn is the largest lit­ter re­duc­tion ini­tia­tive to be in­tro­duced in NSW, and I am de­lighted Tweed has an­other easy way to get their de­posit back,” Mr Provest said.

“This will en­sure that every­one in the com­mu­nity is able to par­tic­i­pate in the scheme and re­turn their el­i­gi­ble drink con­tain­ers eas­ily and con­ve­niently by plac­ing them in to the RVM for a re­fund. So far more than 5.4 mil­lion drink con­tain­ers have been re­turned us­ing ma­chines in the Tweed elec­torate.”

Drink con­tain­ers el­i­gi­ble for the 10-cent re­fund in­clude most be­tween 150ml and three litres. Con­tain­ers must be in­tact (not crushed or bro­ken) and have a read­able bar code.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit: www.re­tur­nan­dearn.org.au

PHOTO: FILE

CASH­ING IN: Peo­ple lin­ing up to de­posit empty bot­tles into the 'Re­turn and Earn' re­cy­cling sta­tion at Chinderah.

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