Join our Orange Army

And recycle for education!

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

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. Two small businesses and the Coomera District Soccer Club, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland have already signed up – thank you!

 

How to become part of our Orange Army of Recyclers!

  • 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 C10283614 (QLD recyclers only)
  • 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 31 Jan 2021
Total containers recycled: 12,809 !

By recycling, we have saved:
12406.95 litres of water
1.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide
6.03 MWh of energy
3.81 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

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-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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