This National Recycling Week, the RSPCA is shining the spotlight on the anticipated container refund scheme set to roll out in Tasmania by 2022.
The organisation are looking towards interstate examples of similar schemes, that allow people to exchange their recyclables for refunds that are then donated to charity.
RSPCA Tasmania stakeholder engagement manager Andrea Dawkins said the charity was supportive of the initiative, which has supported the RSPCA interstate.
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"While 10 cents per container returned may not seem a lot to some, if people were to donate their refunds to a charity, such as the RSPCA, it could go a long way to helping an important cause," Ms Dawkins said.
"The refund amount from 50 containers could help pay for treats to assist in training dogs, 75 containers could cover the cost of enrichment toys, while 100 containers could help pay for a cosy bed for an elderly dog."
Ms Dawkins said the return and earn scheme in New South Wales saw hundreds of charities and community groups receiving donations from recycled goods.
"More than four billion containers have been returned through the network in NSW, meaning an incredible $13 million plus has been paid to not-for-profits and community groups via fees and donations across the state," she said.
"The scheme would also encourage more people to contribute directly to recycling facilities, reducing the amount of goods sent to landfill each year."
National Recycling Week runs until November 15.
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