Amount Raised So Far: $204,995

    You can help Aussies doing it tough

    COVID-19 has brought untold hardship to millions of Australians. Some Aussies are struggling to put food on the table. Others are in need of a hand to pay their rent or their bills. Some are experiencing depression and anxiety. But together we can help Aussies doing it tough through our “Bottles Can Change Lives” recycling Appeal.  

    Every eligible bottle or can donated through any TOMRA reverse vending machine across NSW (Return and Earn), NT, QLD (Containers For Change), and WA (Containers For Change), raises 10c for either OzHArvest, Beyond Blue, or The Salvation Army. If every person donates 1 out of every 20 containers, we can raise $1 Million before the Bottles Can Change Lives recycling appeals finishes on 21st February 2021.

    How to Donate Your 10c Refund

    Once you return your containers, click ‘donate’  choose which charity you’d like to donate your 10c refund to.

    Step 1

    Collect empty containers. See the full list of eligible containers.

    Step 2

    Take your containers to your nearest TOMRA Recycling Machine in NSW, QLD, and NT.

    Step 3

    Insert your containers into the TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine and select “Donate”.

    Select on the screen which charity you’d like to donate your 10c refund to.  100% of your 10c refunds will go to the charity of your choice and will help provide food,  financial assistance, and 24/7 counseling services to families and the members of our community who need it most.

    Each container you donate makes a difference:

    5 Containers

    …helps OzHarvest provide a nutritious meal to someone going hungry.

    80 Containers

    …helps The Salvos pay for tickets on public transport for someone to get to a job interview

    Each 10c refund

    …donated will allow Beyond Blue to provide 24/7 counselling services and hope to members of our community who are experiencing depression or anxiety.

    About our charity partners

    OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,300 charities supporting people in need across the country.

    Every 5 drink containers donated will help OzHarvest deliver 1 meal to someone in need.

    Before the COVID-19 crisis, 3.24 million people were already living below the poverty line and this is unfortunately increasing, so it’s more important than ever to support those in the Australian community who are struggling most.    ​

    Each bottle or can you donate will help The Salvation Army provide financial assistance to help families and members of our communities who are doing it tough. Donating 60 cans or bottles will, for example, help The Salvos provide a dental hygiene kit, 80 drink containers donated would help pay for tickets on public transport for someone unemployed to get to a job interview, while 150 cans and bottles donated would provide a toiletry pack for someone fleeing domestic violence. 

    Australia’s recent bushfire crisis and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are having a profound impact on the lives of people in Australia. The Beyond Blue Support Service has received a 27% increase in calls since COVID-19 began.

    Donating your 10c refunds to Beyond Blue will help us provide 24/7 counselling services and hope to members of our community who are experiencing depression, anxiety or suicide.