By Matt Kean
Local recyclers have helped Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter raise more than $10,000 by donating their refunds when they return their bottles and cans with Return and Earn.
Member for Hornsby and Minister for Environment Matt Kean said the shelter is one of the most important community organisations in Hornsby, giving a home to hundreds of women who had nowhere else to turn.
“Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter provides a vital service to vulnerable members of our community,” Mr Kean said
“It’s fantastic to see Hornsby locals support such an important organisation while also helping the environment.
“The donations help to provide access to education and keep the shelter’s pantry and fridge stocked with healthy food.”
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter President Louise McCann described the shelter as providing a muchneeded place where women and children can access crisis accommodation.
“Individuals, businesses and community organisations have been very supportive. They understand the real benefits that recycling and donating via Return and Earn brings to the most vulnerable people in our community,” Ms McCann said.
Recyclers in Hornsby can continue to support the Shelter and donate their 10 cent refunds at the Return and Earn machine located at Westfield Hornsby by selecting ‘donate’ on the screen and choosing ‘Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Women’s Shelter’.
Alternately, they can choose to donate at any Return and Earn machine in NSW using the myTOMRA app’s donate option. One hundred per cent of the refunds will go directly to Hornsby Kuring- gai Women’s Shelter.
Return and Earn continues to deliver big wins for the environment and the community. Since the scheme commenced in 2017, more than 6.3 billion drink containers have been returned for recycling through its network of return points with 48.77 million containers returned in the Hornsby Local Government Area.
Return and Earn vending machines can be found locally at The Centre Dural and for further locations, drop off points and more information visit www.returnandearn.org.au.