Did you know that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans?*
Made from plastic bottles and cans, the Kraken is descending on the Maritime Museum these school holidays to highlight the problem of litter and plastics on our environment.
When you return your empty bottles and cans at our new Kraken installation you'll be helping to support our bushfire and drought-affected communities. How? Your 10c refund from each container returned will be donated to TOMRA’s Bottles for the Bush appeal.
The ocean is home to a plethora of predators of all shapes and sizes, but nothing poses a greater threat to our environment than single-use plastics.
- In NSW more than 160 million bottles and cans are littered every year, polluting our parks, waterways and beaches.
- It takes 200-500 years for an aluminium can to breakdown, up to 1000 years for a plastic bottle and an incredible 1 million years for glass.
- The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle is enough to power your TV for 20 minutes
- Producing 1 can from raw materials uses the same power as producing 20 cans from recycled materials!
You can still turn your bottles, cans and cartons into a valuable recycling resource by returning them at your nearest Return and Earn return point while earning 10c per item. 100% of drink containers returned through the scheme go on to be recycled.
The Return and Earn Kraken was developed in partnership by Return and Earn and the Australian National Maritime Museum, with thanks to TOMRA Cleanaway.
*World Economic Forum. 2016. The New Plastics Economy Rethinking the future of plastics. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_New_Plastics_Economy.pdf. [Accessed 24 August 2018].
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