Lifeline Launch 'Return-It' Container Recycling Initiative In Gladstone

A change for good

Amber Lowther

1 November 2018

Amber Lowther

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Gladstone locals will be able to recycle their containers while helping the environment and community due to the launch of Return-It at Lifeline in Gladstone.

Lifeline have partnered with Australian recovery and waste management company, Re.Group to bring a 'change for good', by providing an easy way to deposit recyclable containers.

Return-It will have more than 100 sites across Queensland, including bulk Depots as well as convenient Express Drop Offs located in selected charity store locations. 

Re.Group Managing Director, David Singh said it was an exciting time for Queenslanders to take ownership of recycling while supporting their local community.

“Bringing Return-It to Queensland will give people a chance to get back on track with their recycling, putting the billions of containers used in Queensland each year, into the right place, to be recycled, rather than ending up in landfill or waterways,” said Mr Singh.

“As part of the Queensland Government’s Program, 10c will be provided per container returned at Return-It Express or Depot location, which people can choose to save themselves or donate to charity.

“Social responsibility is a key component of the Return-It business model. Return-It will pay our charity partners for every eligible container that is returned through their stores, so customers are still supporting the charity even when they keep the whole 10c.”

Mr Singh said from the beginning it was decided that social responsibility would be the core focus.

“By connecting with charities, we have access to a broad range of people and can encourage them to create a habit of recycling.

At the same time, we’re providing a platform for people to get to know the impact their local charity has, whether that be Salvos, Vinnies or Lifeline Darling Downs, or the other partnerships we create,” said Mr Singh.

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