The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than 60,000 members and volunteers, who work hard to assist people in need and combat social injustice across the country.
Like REDI.E, the Society’s strength lies in their local presence in communities, which enables them to offer personal service, neighbour to neighbour, with compassion and respect.
Vinnies’ operates six bulk automated depot locations across NSW. As of the beginning of 2021, these sites are responsible for processing more than 100 million containers since the launch of the scheme in December 2017.
Vinnies operate multiple return points around New South Wales, providing local job opportunities and revenue to support community programs and activities.
Their role in this project was to work with REDI on all aspects of the operation of the collection point. From the early days of choosing the location, and setting up the system, through to the day to day processes.
While REDI.E’s key role was to support the training of employees, as well as the Reconciliation Action Plan.