Return and Earn Charity Partnership
By Alana Burton
I am so excited to share that Early Links has been selected as a charity partner for the myTOMRA Return and Earn initiative. As you may be aware, most drink containers made from glass, plastic or aluminium are eligible for a 10c refund when taken to a Return and Earn location. From now until 16th October 2022, you will be able to donate this refund to Early Links at 14 locations throughout the Hunter.
Good for the environment, good for the community
This initiative is something I am really passionate about and so proud for Early Links to be part of. Return and Earn began in December 2017 with the goal of reducing litter in New South Wales by 40% by 2020. The initiative has been a huge success, with over 7 billion containers returned to date – that’s over 672, 000 tonnes of materials recycled! Return and Earn is not only a great approach to decreasing litter, it is also a fantastic way to educate people on the importance of recycling and support community fundraisers.
How will donations be spent?
Alana returning some bottles
How do I donate?
You can donate your refund to Early Links in a few easy steps:
1. Collect eligible drink containers (to find out more about which cans and bottles can be recycled, click here).
2. Take your containers to one of the following Return and Earn locations:
- BP Thornton
- BP Nulkaba
- Miller Park Sports Club
- Kurri Kurri Bowling Club
- 115 Northcote St Kurri Kurri
- Muswellbrook Marketplace
- Pursehouse Rural Muswellbrook
- Woolworths Scone
- Singleton Golf Course
- Woolworths Singleton
- Woolworths Aberglasslyn
- Coles Rutherford
- Mustang Drive Rutherford
- Big W Cessnock
3. Receive 10¢ back for every eligible container you return.
4. Select ‘Donate’ and choose ‘Early Links’ to donate your refund (as a bonus, donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible and issued with a receipt)
Where can I find out more?
To find out more about Return and Earn, click here.
Get In Touch
Please complete the form below to contact Early Links. Our friendly team will be very happy to assist you.
44 Bulwer Street, Maitland, NSW 2320
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