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During the holiday period, our automated depots and over-the-counter return points have varied opening hours. Contact your local return point or our network operator call centre on 1800 290 691 to check location specific hours before visiting.

Some of our return points are being impacted by the weather. We urge everyone to please take extra care, keep updated on all emergency announcements and consider returning your containers once the weather improves. Please check the status of your nearest return point here or via the Return and Earn app.

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Shalise Leesfield

Community
26 JUN 2018

Shalise Leesfield encourages community to support plastic free July

Matt Attard, Port Macquarie News, 21 June

SHALISE Leesfield is on a mission to ensure plastic becomes extinct before animals do.

If that is to become a reality, the young eco-warrior will need everyone on the Mid North Coast to jump aboard her crusade to rid the ocean of waste.

And next month is the perfect opportunity with the Plastic Free July campaign beginning.

July is a month of awareness where people are asked to make a change and stop using single-use plastic items.

Swapping plastic bags, bottles, cutlery, coffee cups and straws for their reusable counterparts is a common sense step you can take.
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Shalise noted that most plastic can be recycled and encouraged the community to scope out their nearest recycling station.

“There is really no way to throw single use plastic away. It stays around in our oceans and harms our wildlife,” she said.

Return and earn is a good way to get rid of your plastic bottles for recycling. Other plastics like bags, bread bags and fruit bags can be taken to your nearest recycling station.

 

Read the full article at Port Macquarie News

 

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.