THE BENEFITS OF PLASTIC RECYCLING
The hard and fast answer to the question of whether or not Adelaide locals love the can and bottle recycling deposit scheme is a resounding, yes they do! The can and bottle recycling scheme was concocted all the way back in 1977, and South Australians warmed to it immediately and wholeheartedly.
The program was awarded the coveted status of a “Heritage Icon” in 2006. Never before has a piece of legislation been regarded like this but it concretely demonstrates the profound impact that it has had on the quality of life of South Australians.
Community groups, such as the Scouts, charity organisations and sports groups all participate in making the most out the can and bottle recycling scheme. It indeed does provide innumerable benefits to the surrounding areas of Adelaide, reducing waste indeed not the least!
EASY TO SEE THE IMPACT
It only takes one look around our parks or beaches to notice a distinct lack of cans and bottles and even if there is one to be seen, more often than not some good samaritan will pick it up and place it in the recycling. There are also many around Adelaide and beyond that are dedicated to searching through waste bins to recover these 10 cent gems and make sure they reach their proper destination.
If you’ve ever travelled, it’s easy to see that comparatively Adelaide is one of the most litter-free cities out there, and it’s all thanks to the can and bottle recycling. The act of can and bottle recycling has become carefully integrated into the psyche of the Adelaide people, and now we can’t see it any other way.
I bet there’s a good chance that you’ve even called someone out for almost placing a recyclable item in the wrong bin! It’s this brilliant attitude that has been cultivated over a long period that has made Adelaide such a wonderfully clean place to live.
We are so incredibly proud to be an integral part of the can and bottle recycling community in Adelaide and that we’ve been able to increase our trade over our 40 years. Our dedication to can and bottle recycling would never have materialised without the commitment of so many Adelaide locals striving for a cleaner and better future.
The team at Thornton’s Recycling aims to continue to evolve and adapt its services to meet the growing needs of the planet and of course the Adelaide locals. Our top of the range facilities and transfer station allow us to competently sort all of your can and bottle recycling quickly and easily.