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Every eligible bottle, can or carton you return is worth 10 cents. Reverse Vending Machines offer you cash vouchers, electronic payment (via the myTOMRA app) or the option to donate.

The advent of the Return & Earn scheme has meant that there is a lot more incentive to recycle plastic, glass and other drink containers.

Organisers say the project has been a great success with over a billion containers recycled in NSW since the scheme began. This represents over a million dollars going back into local communities.

When recycling at the Return & Earn stations, people are offered the choice to receive 10 cents per item or donate the refund to a community project.

If you recycle at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay in January and February, Byron’s SHIFT Project is one of the local beneficiaries of your recycling payment.

The SHIFT Project Byron supports women through the challenges from homelessness to independence and addresses the gap following a crisis. SHIFT empowers women to reconnect with their lives. The focus is on recognising vulnerability and addressing the importance of wellbeing from a holistic and individual perspective; striving to create a long-term, sustainable SHIFT towards stability and re-connection with the community.

So, as you empty your cardboard boxes of drink bottles and cans, you can start 2019 off by donating your recycling cash back to helping others less fortunate through the SHIFT Project.

For more information visit the SHIFT Facebook page.


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