Since the Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) was introduced on the 1st October 27.8 million containers have been collected.  Every container collected through Containers for Change is recycled!  Before Containers for Change, only 3 in 10 containers were recycled, meaning the other 7 are either being littered or sent to landfill. 
Our partnership with Greenbatch not only takes the containers for refund but also continues to collect and process the non CDS type 1 and type 2 plastic containers.  The Greenbatch Foundation have been doing this for over 3 years through support of passionate volunteers wanting to reduce plastic pollution.  By using Greenbatch as a Container Refund operator they receive an additional 6 cents per container from the Containers for Change program that will support their great work in continuing to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EMPOWER Western Australians to give plastic a new life and keep plastic pollution out of our oceans.
A question often asked .........
1.  What about cans?
Aluminium cans can be recycled into new cans, aeroplane wings and windows frames. Containers for Change first purchaser, a WA based metal recycler, will be using all your returned cans to make new cans!  
2.  What can plastic bottles turn into?
Water or soft drink bottles (made out of PET) can be recycled into food trays, clothing and fabric and... more bottles!  
3.  What do glass bottles turn into?
Glass bottles returned to your local refund point get recycled into new glass bottles. 
4.  What about juice boxes?
Containers made out of liquid paper board such as juice boxes and choc milk cartons turn into tissue paper. 
REMEMBER the benefits of using Greenbatch to process your eligible containers for REFUND is that you are still supporting them as they will receive an extra 6 cents as a Containers For Change REFUND OPERATOR.   
They will also continue to collect your non refundable type 1 and type 2 plastics for shredding and recycling.