Media Room

Turn your recycling into support for Cancer Council NSW

22nd November 2017 - Organisational news

Cancer Council NSW has partnered with the EPA to enable the community to support those affected by cancer by recycling plastic bottles.

Cancer Council NSW is one of four charities to benefit from the new recycling scheme Return & Earn initiated by the NSW Government Environment Protection Authority (EPA), due to launch on 1 December 2017.

Simply return your plastic bottles to Return & Earn reverse vending machines, and select your charity of choice for proceeds to be donated. For every bottle deposited, Cancer Council NSW can receive $0.10, which we can use to continue our work towards a cancer-free future.

“Cancer Council is very pleased to be involved as a foundation partner in this important recycling scheme,” said Cancer Council NSW CEO Jeff Mitchell. “Through this scheme, the community will enable us to direct more money to vital cancer research and support for cancer patients and survivors.”

Cancer Council NSW is 96% community funded and relies on that continued support to conduct and fund cancer research, provide support and information to those affected by cancer as well as run prevention programs and advocacy campaigns.

For more information on what can be recycled and where, head to  

Organisational news