Surf clubs to raise money through container collection

Surf clubs are signing up to raise funds via the Container Deposit Scheme. Image: @slsnswSurf clubs are signing up to raise funds via the Container Deposit Scheme. Image: @slsnsw

Killcare and Ocean Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs will collect bottles and cans to raise money through the NSW Government’s Container Deposit Scheme.
From January 15, Killcare and Ocean Beach Club’s joined with 68 other surf clubs across the state in the scheme.
Killcare and Ocean Beach Club will take eligible containers and donate the 10c container rebate to Surf Life Saving NSW.
Environment Minister Ms Gabrielle Upton called the Surf Life Saving “donation sites” a smart way charities can benefit from the scheme.
“Return and Earn is a win for the environment and an opportunity for charities and community groups to also benefit,” said Minister Upton.
Surf Life Saving NSW chief Mr Steven Pearce said: “For every drink container donated by a member of the public, eight cents goes directly to the local surf club where the containers are deposited.
“The remaining two cents will be used by Surf Life Saving NSW to fund community education programs, help train lifesavers and provide lifesaving and rescue equipment to our clubs.”
The clubs will accept aluminium cans and plastic PET bottles.
Containers must be empty with lids off.

SOURCE:
Media release, 15 Jan 2018
Nicole Gemmell, MAVE Agency

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