TOMRA's Kelmscott recycling center in Western Australia
Recycling contributing to green jobsThe Containers For Change deposit return system will generate approximately 500 new jobs to Western Australia, providing a much-needed boost to the economy during the current recession.
Of the 29 jobs offered by TOMRA directly, the company has announced that at least one position per recycling center will be held for Aboriginal employment as part of the company’s trainee partnership with local charity Nudge.
“TOMRA worked with Nudge last year to give locals a taste of what a container deposit scheme could bring to the state with a demonstration refund point. After witnessing the positive outcomes of the charity’s work first hand, it seemed only natural to partner with them to help us initiate this new program,” says Ryan Buzzell, President of TOMRA Collection Solutions.
As part of the traineeship, Nudge will focus on upskilling each worker, enabling them to gain crucial life experience coupled with engaged work-based learning. A range of support methods will be implemented, including one-on-one mentoring, a formal workplace buddy support program, and pastoral care focused on cultural, family and personal matters.
“Last year Western Australians raised $21,118 for Nudge’s charity work through recycling containers at TOMRA’s demo kiosk located at Stocklands in Bull Creek. Now, we are proud to announce that with the new container deposit scheme, Western Australians will again have the opportunity to donate to struggling local charities, organisations and community groups,” adds Buzzell.
For more information visit www.mytomra.com.au/wa/.