Return and Earn has now soared past 3 billion containers returned state wide just a month after the second anniversary of the initiative.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman MP said the people of the Goulburn electorate should be commended for their ongoing commitment to reducing litter and contributing locally to the 3 billion containers.

“The growth of the scheme has been phenomenal and highlights a fundamental change in people’s thinking and behaviour around litter,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“Return and Earn has been very successful in the Goulburn electorate with more than 28.6 million containers returned helping to contribute to the 3 billion now collected.”

Mrs Tuckerman said summer is peak season for return and earners cashing in their containers and helping the environment and the recent holiday period was particularly impressive for returned containers.

“Statewide between 21 December 2019 and 13 January 2020, there were 10 days with more than 7 million drink containers returned a day, including four days with over 8 million containers returned. Mrs Tuckerman said.

“The scheme has highlighted so many positives across communities and every bottle returned is a win for the environment.”

Return and Earn includes around 640 return points across NSW including reverse vending machines, staffed automated depots and over the counter sites. For more information about Return and Earn, visit www.returnandearn.org.au