Supporting WA’s container return scheme towards a circular economy

Cleanaway collects and processes containers from regional WA in support of Western Australia’s container return scheme

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October 26, 2020

Highlights

WA’s container return scheme is a positive step towards building a circular economy and we’re proud to be supporting the collection and processing of this litter reduction and recycling initiative through our teams in regional WA.

Highlights

WA’s container return scheme is a positive step towards building a circular economy and we’re proud to be supporting the collection and processing of this litter reduction and recycling initiative through our teams in regional WA.

Cleanaway is proud to be providing collection and processing services for WA’s container return scheme which launched 1 October. Already, the state has seen millions of containers being returned in exchange for a refund.

Cleanaway CEO and Managing Director Vik Bansal in welcoming the scheme said, “Container return schemes are an effective way of ensuring clean, high quality materials are fed into recycling systems. The end goal is to build a viable circular economy in Australia, which Cleanaway strongly believes in and is working towards. We do this through our network of prized assets that enable us to recover more resources from waste than ever before.”

“We’re proud to be connecting regional WA to a container return scheme by providing collection and processing services through our teams in Albany, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury, Geraldton, Karratha and Broome. Congratulations to the Cleanaway team for a job well done and for living our mission to make a sustainable future possible.”

Cleanaway recovering more resources from waste and container return scheme

General Manager Solid Waste Services Brad Gornall said, “Our teams have all done a fantastic job alongside our administration and support functions. The teams have received praise for a superb rollout from the scheme coordinator, which is testament to all the effort and long hours they have put into this.”

Learn more about what goes into a world class container return network here.

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