Until 30 May, whenever shoppers buy one of Unilever’s participating products at Coles supermarkets or online, 10¢ from each purchase will go to Clean Up Australia.
The participating products – including Omo, Rexona, Dove, Vaseline, Hellmann’s, and Magnum ice-cream pints – have two or more of the following characteristics:
- Packaging contains more than 50% recycled plastic, or 30% recycled glass
- Packaging is recyclable
- Made in Australia with 100% renewable electricity
- Made with sustainably sourced ingredients
This is the fourth consecutive year the initiative has run, and with the help of Australians, $276,000 has been donated to Clean Up Australia. The donation has been used to supply free Clean Up Kits and resources to schools, youth groups and communities across Australia.
Unilever Australia and New Zealand Head of Country Nick Bangs says Unilever is taking actions across the business to reduce its environmental impact.
“But we can’t do it alone and to tangibly improve the health of our country, we need all Australians to join us,” he says.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Coles and Clean Up Australia to help inspire and empower Australians to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.”
Clean Up Australia CEO Jenny Geddes says, last year, Coles’ shoppers raised $100,000 through this campaign.
“This donation is critical to the work we do, as it enables Australians everywhere to get out and take positive, practical action to improve the environment any day of the year,” she says.
Coles General Manager of Sustainability Brooke Donnelly adds that the retailer is proud to support the campaign for a fourth year in a row.
“We are pleased to again partner with Unilever and offer our customers a way to … Clean Up Australia,” she says.
“By simply purchasing one of these participating products in store or online, you will help provide thousands of Clean Up kits to members of the community who share our passion to protect the planet for future generations.”