The Cook Government has unveiled a new initiative, aligning with National Recycling Week in Western Australia. The project introduces ‘Containers for Change‘ self-serve kiosks in three major shopping centres: Kingsway, Greenwood, and Whitfords. This marks the beginning of an ambitious plan to open 20 such kiosks across the state.
Since the program’s inception in October 2020, Western Australians have impressively recycled over 2.6 billion containers. The self-serve kiosks, conveniently located in shopping centre carparks, make it easier for residents to participate in the recycling effort. Customers have the flexibility to receive refunds via cash, bank transfer, or as a donation to charity.
Environment Minister Reece Whitby applauds this innovation, saying, “We knew we needed to create ways to return containers that are convenient and accessible. Western Australians can now simply pack their containers along with their shopping bags and make a return while doing their weekly shop.” He emphasised the potential of this initiative to significantly reduce landfill waste.
For more details on this eco-friendly scheme, visit www.containersforchange.com.au/wa.