Cans for a good cause, Tathra Bushfire recovery gets $10,000 boost

Return and Earn is continuing to deliver good things for the community and the environment with more than $10,000 donated to the people of Tathra over the weekend, to help with their bushfire recovery.

After bushfires tore through the town in March this year, devastating the community and causing millions of dollars of damage, the EPA worked with the Hon Gabrielle Upton MP and TOMRA Cleanaway to champion the campaign to make the Tathra Bushfire Appeal the nominated charity for Return and Earn.   

The people of NSW rallied behind the cause, donating $8,400 worth of their 10 cent refunds through the reverse vending machines across the state. An extra $2,000 was then donated by the Return and Earn network operator Tomra Cleanaway at the Tathra Bushfire Relief concert on Saturday.

Since the bushfire, the EPA has continued to manage much of the clean-up work as Chair of the Government's Infrastructure, Waste and Environmental Recovery Sub-Committee, overseeing the waste management, clean up and environmental rehabilitation work.