PEDESTRIAN.TV partners with Containers for Change to help make the planet a little better.
Well, can you see the time? It’s the perfect time to pick up some fun new habits that can not only save the planet, but also impress Captain Her Planet.
It might be tempting to take a cynical view of recycling, but even a little bit can really help. Every day we vote for the world we want to live in by our actions. If you can make this giant space rock a little better, why not?
We take enough action, no matter how small. Maybe we won’t die anytime soon. From small things big things grow and all of that.
A lot of our dime containers end up in landfills, which is a real shame. Because these items can easily be given new life with recycling points, keeping them out of earth-smothering landfills.
Containers for Change, Western Australia’s 10 cent container deposit scheme, explains on their website: But if we work together, we can save these containers from landfills and give them a different life. Don’t waste your container’s potential. “
So how does it work? Simple — Save your 10¢ containers, simply bring them to Containers for Change refund points and get a 10¢ refund for each accepted container. Alternatively, you can donate your refund to a charity or local community group.
If you are unsure if you can donate a particular container, please check to see if it is marked with a 10¢ mark. If so, it’s fine to go. But according to Containers for Change, in principle, “you can save money on most aluminum, glass, plastic, steel and carton beverage containers from 150ml to 3L.”
Since October 2020, Western Australians have donated over $6.1 million to schools, charities, community groups and local clubs through Containers for Change.
According to Containers for Change, Western Australians have saved more than 1.65 billion 10-cent worth containers from landfills, putting $165 million back into Western Australian pockets in the process.
Nevertheless, 530 million 10¢ containers end up in landfills in Western Australia each year. This equates to a potential refund of $53 million.
So please recycle your 10 cent bin if you can. Delight Captain Planet and save some money. Even if there is a win-win.