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Containers for Change initiative now at Curtin!

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Commencing Thursday 1 October, you’ll be able to receive a 10c refund when you recycle eligible drink containers as part of Containers for Change, the new state-wide container deposit scheme.

In WA alone, we use more than 1.3 billion eligible drink containers each year. This is enough to circumnavigate WA six times every year. This initiative will assist to improve our recycling habits and help us to facilitate change.

Curtin will be supporting the initiative and distributing funds collected through the scheme to various charities. We appreciate many Curtin students and staff will elect to take their containers home or direct to a refund point. However, if you choose to dispose of your eligible containers at Curtin, we’ll have dedicated, labelled bins located at key high traffic locations to support this scheme.

You can find the Containers for Change bin locations around the Perth Campus here.

The bins will look similar to the one featured below:

Container for change