How are your Return and Earn efforts adding up?

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As of December 2023, residents of the Port Macquarie Hastings area have collectively recycled a staggering 133,112,738 containers through Return and Earn in the 6 years it has been running. But what does this impressive number really mean? Let’s break it down.

Saving precious water resources

Picture 313 Olympic-sized swimming pools filled with water. That’s the amount of water you’ve helped save by diverting containers to Return and Earn.

The power of recycling

Recycling isn’t just environmentally friendly; it’s also energy-efficient. The 133,112,738 containers processed through Return and Earn in Port Macquarie Hastings have resulted in a remarkable energy saving equivalent to 1401 years of households’ energy consumption.

Less waste to landfill

Imagine 841 full garbage trucks lined up, ready to dump their contents into landfills. Thanks to your commitment to Return and Earn, those trucks remain empty.

Carbon emissions savings

Every action we take has an impact on carbon emissions. The 133,112,738 containers processed through Return and Earn have prevented the release of carbon emissions equivalent to keeping 5,942 cars off the roads.

The numbers speak for themselves. Your commitment to Return and Earn may seem small on their own, but collectively, they add up to substantial environmental benefits.

Congratulations and keep up the great work!

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