Every year in Australia, more than 160 million drink containers litter our streets, beaches, parks and waterways.

Join our Orange Army

And recycle for education!

So what if we could improve the health of our local environment and contribute to educating our next generation about our natural world?
Recycling is the core of our revenue raising and education campaign in Australia. We encourage individuals, and work with communities, small business, schools and sporting clubs to collect their 10 cent eligible containers to support our efforts. Current recycling partners:

  •  Sanctuary Cove community
  • Rotary Hope Island
  • Coomera District Soccer Club, Coomera, Queensland
  • Upper Mount-Gravatt Primary School, Upper Mount Gravatt, Queensland
  • Upper Coomera State College, Upper Coomera, Queensland

– thank you!

How to become part of our Orange Army of Recyclers!

Recycling 10c eligible containers is core to our revenue raising and is something we can all get involved in....

Contact us to find out how you can help the environment and contribute to education by joining our ever expanding Orange Army. Options include contacting us for Maarifa drop off locations, make the deposit at an Envirobank drop off location near you and register your deposit straight to our Containers for Change Scheme ID C10443086 (QLD recyclers only), or make a donation to us using your earnings.

  • Contact us for Maarifa drop off locations (for residents in the Sanctuary Cove community QLD)
  • Make the deposit at an Envirobank drop off location near you and register your deposit straight to our Containers for Change Scheme ID C10443086 (QLD recyclers only)
  • Transfer your Envirobank crunch credits into a donation by searching for 'The Maarifa Foundation" in the list of charities.
  • Make a donation to us via our website, using your earnings from recycling at your nearest recycling organisation
  • Scheduled pick-up services for schools, businesses and clubs

As at 25 August 2021
Total containers recycled: 25,459!

By recycling, we have saved:
16,161 litres of water
2.87 tonnes of carbon dioxide
11.58 MWh of energy
8.06 cubic metres if landfill

Reducing energy consumption
Recycling just one aluminium can can save enough energy to run a television set for 3 hours; and recycling just one glass bottle can save enough energy to power a washing machine for 10 minutes.

Saving resources
It takes up to 3-7 litres of water and one litre of oil to produce one litre of bottled water; recycling aluminium saves 95%of the energy used to make new metal from raw materials.

Reducing pollution
It can take more than 1000 years for a plastic water bottle to bio-degrade. When littered they often end up in creeks and the ocean where they break up in small pieces, killing aquatic life that mistake them for food.

Funding education
About 8-9 filled orange Envirobank recycle bags generates enough refunds to pay school fees for a child in need in rural Kenya for the whole year; 1.5 bags buys a solar light for a student to study after dark !

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