Sport House Spirit Drives Container Collection for Vinnies Return and Earn

Friday 4 September 2020

St Brigid’s Catholic Parish Primary School in Gwynneville held a container drive last month where more than 2,000 recyclable drink containers were collected and deposited to the Vinnies Return and Earn depot in Unanderra.

As a result, 8.6 cubic metres of waste was saved from ending up in landfill!

“The Student Representative Council thought it would be a great idea to have two special drives this term held between our three sporting houses,” said Kathy Uroda, Principal of St Brigid’s.

“We have 185 students from kinder to year six, so it was awesome to see students and their families get behind the drive and collect 2,234 containers.

“We anticipate a few more in a couple of weeks when the SRC host the second drive.”

Container drives are one of many ways schools, such as St Brigid’s, support Vinnies, along with volunteering at our Vinnies Vans, contributing to Winter and Christmas Appeals, and donating food and toiletries to people in need.

The Return and Earn scheme is one of many ways Vinnies is able to assist people experiencing hardship, while helping to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill each year.

In the time since the NSW Government established the Return and Earn scheme in 2017, we have established bulk collection sites throughout the state in Cardiff, Dubbo, Penrith, South Nowra, Unanderra and Wagga Wagga, along with various over the counter drop-off points in select Vinnies Shops.

Recently the scheme celebrated four billion containers recycled across all of NSW, while Vinnies is on track to bring up 100 million recycled containers in the near future.

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