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Return and Earn promotion at Woolworths headquarters in Bella Vista, Sydney, Wednesday, 31 July , 2019. (AAPImage/Jeremy Piper)

2 AUG 2019

Return and Earn's big day out at Woolies

The two billion containers celebrations rolled on this week with keen Return and Earners at Woolworths’ Support Office in Sydney’s northwest.

More than a thousand team members dropped by the Return and Earn stand to learn more about the scheme, share a story and tip and grab some great merchandise.

Competitive types tested their hand-eye coordination at our “Return-a-thon”, racing to see who could put the most containers into a reverse vending machine in 30 seconds.

Thanks to everyone at Woolworths for helping us celebrate the two billion container milestone, and getting us well on the way to three billion!


Return and Earn is a partnership between the NSW Government, scheme coordinator Exchange for Change and network operator TOMRA Cleanaway. Launched in December 2017 it has become the state’s largest litter initiative.