Containers 4 Kids

    10c from every eligible bottle or can you donate goes towards our $250,000 recycling appeal

    Every minute of every day a child is admitted to hospital in Australia. In that moment, they often receive a diagnosis that turns their world upside down. Suddenly, smiles disappear, and life is filled with feelings of isolation and loneliness.

    To combat this, TOMRA and Cleanaway are launching a nationwide appeal for Aussies to turn their empty drink containers into smiles and support, bringing happiness to up to 6,000 sick kids like Aru and their families.

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    WHERE CAN I RECYCLE TO SUPPORT THE APPEAL?

    You can help brighten the lives of sick kids simply by donating your drink container refund(s) to Starlight at your local Return and Earn machine in NSW, Containers for Change TOMRA Recycling Centres in QLD, WA, and at TOMRA Coconut Grove in Darwin, NT.

    The funds raised will help Starlight deliver vital in-hospital programs, including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms, bringing back the fun and happiness that’s essential to childhood!

    HOW DO I DONATE MY 10c REFUND TO STARLIGHT?

    QLD & WA

    Take a photo of Starlight scheme ID barcode & scan it at any TOMRA machines.

    NSW & NT

    Press “DONATE” and select Starlight directly on the touch screen.

    You can also donate your 10c refund to Starlight via the myTOMRA App in NSW.

    MY 10c REFUND IS MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE TO SICK KIDS

    Here’s what you’ve helped us achieve so far:

    Funds raised:

    Number of sick kids’ lives brightened:

    Number of containers kept out of the environment:

                                             $15,645

                                                  401

                                              156,452

    The money raised will go towards Starlight’s vital in-hospital services, including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms to help sick kids and teens across NSW Children’s hospitals (Randwick, Westmead and John Hunter), QLD Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Perth Children’s Hospital, and Royal Darwin Hospital.

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    You can help TOMRA, and @Starlight Children’s Foundation to brighten the lives of sick kids, simply by donating some of your drink container refunds to our ‘Containers 4 Kids’ Appeal at any Return and Earn RVM machines (NSW) or Containers for Change TOMRA Recycling Centres (QLD, WA) and TOMRA Coconut Grove (NT).

    The #Containers4Kids appeal aims to raise up to $250,000, bringing happiness to up to 6,000 sick kids and their families. 

    100% of the funds donated will help Starlight deliver vital in-hospital programs, including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms. So your 10c per container will make a big difference!

    Visit www.containers4kids.org.au  for more details and to find your nearest TOMRA recycling location.


    Want to put up a poster at your school? At your office? In your apartment block? complex lift? Or let your neighbours know how they could be helping you raise funds through recycling their drink containers?

    If you’re posting on social media, please use the hashtag #containers4kids. We’d love to follow your story and see how you are helping brighten the lives of sick kids! Thank you.

    Have a question, a story or an idea about Starlight or ‘Containers 4 Kids’ you’d like to share with us? Use our hashtag #containers4kids on your preferred social media channels and post your question or idea, we will be in touch with you.

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    ‘Containers4Kids’ FAQ

    1. What is ‘Containers4Kids’?

    Containers4Kids is TOMRA and Cleanaway’s new National Recycling Appeal that is running in partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation to brighten the lives of sick kids, with the support of Return and Earn (NSW) and Containers for Change (QLD & WA) schemes. Every eligible bottle or can donated at any TOMRA machines raises 10c for Starlight. 100% of the funds will help Starlight deliver vital in-hospital programs, including Captain Starlight program & Starlight Express Rooms, bringing back the fun and happiness that’s essential to childhood. If we reach our target of $250,000, the funds will bring happiness to over 6,000 sick kids and their families at the time they need it the most.

    2. Where & how can users donate?
    • NSW: simply press “DONATE” on the screen of every Return and Earn Machines. You can also donate some or all of your 10c refund(s) by using the myTOMRA App: look up “Starlight” or “Containers4Kids” under the charity menu.
    • QLD & WA: recyclers returning containers at their local TOMRA Recycling Centres can donate to the Containers4Kids Appeal by scanning Starlight’s scheme ID barcode at our machine(Tip: take a photo of Starlight’s barcode and save it on your phone.
    • NT: simply press “DONATE” on the screens of any machines at TOMRA Coconut Grove, Darwin.

    3. What will the funds raised go towards?

    100% of the refunds donated will go to Starlight. Money raised will help Starlight deliver its vital in-hospital services, including Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms (SER) to sick kids and teens across NSW Children’s hospitals (Randwick, Westmead and John Hunter), QLD Children’s Hospital, Perth Children’s Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital in NT. If we raise $250,000, these funds will bring happiness to over 6,000 sick kids and their families at the time they need it the most.

    4. What impact could my small donation have?
    • 5 x drink containers refunds donated = can provide a hospitalised child a set of Capt
    • 20 x drink containers refunds donated = can help provide a hospitalised child a Captain Starlight colouring-in book and pencils
    • 50 x drink containers refunds donated = helps bring the fun and laughter of Captain Starlight to a child too sick to leave the ward.
    • 390 x drink containers refunds donated = provides access to the Starlight Express Room for a sick kid for the length of their stay

    5. What can be donated?

    Users can donate any drink containers that are eligible under that state’s scheme rules. Most containers, made from aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard, between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a 10c refund when returned to a TOMRA Reverse Vending Machine. To check if a container is eligible in the NSW Return and Earn scheme, you can use a lookup tool here. For a full list of eligible containers from the QLD Containers for Change scheme, the requirements can be found here and click here to check eligibility for the WA Containers for Change scheme