Return And Earn Continuing To Smash Milestones

26 Feb 2024

The Return and Earn program is continuing to smash milestones, with 11 billion drink containers now having been recycled through the program since its introduction in 2017.

Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch has said the major milestone is no surprise with the Central Coast being the second highest recycling local government area after Blacktown.


“More than 511 million bottles, cans and cartons have been recycled on the Central Coast since the creation of Return and Earn under the former Liberal-National government in 2017.”


“People right across the Central Coast embraced the Return and Earn program when it was first introduced and year after year the program has continued to pass milestone after milestone, which is proof of the community’s commitment to the war on waste.”


Mr Crouch said it was encouraging to see so many on the Central Coast using Return and Earn regularly and that not only the environment, but the community are feeling the positive impacts of recycling.


“We’ve seen a massive reduction in beverage container litter in NSW thanks to Return and Earn, but we’ve also seen over $54 million raised for charities and local community groups thanks to donated refunds and return point hosting fees.” said Mr. Crouch.


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