Our Organisation

We aim to

  • Increase the recovery and recycling of beverage containers
  • Reduce the amount of beverage containers in litter and landfill
  • Help create new jobs in our communities
  • Work with existing collection and recycling programs in WA
  • Make sure manufacturers fulfil their product stewardship responsibilities
  • Encourage social enterprise to improve communities and our environment
  • Help not-for-profits, clubs and charities fundraise and make a difference in their community

Beverage containers make up 44% of all litter in Western Australia (2017 to 2018 National Litter Index) even though they are made from easily recyclable materials such as glass, plastic, aluminium and cardboard. To help encourage more Western Australians to collect and return these containers, Containers for Change will provide a 10-cent refund per container recycled.

Western Australia is the fifth state or territory to adopt a container deposit scheme, following the lead of South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and most recently, Queensland.

South Australia has had a container deposit scheme in place since 1977, with 76.9% of containers recovered for recycling from 2017 to 2018. In South Australia, containers account for less than 3% of litter; much less than the 44% currently found in Western Australia.

WARRRL is proud to be the Scheme Coordinator of WA’s new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change. In July 2019, the Western Australian Minister for the Environment appointed WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd (WARRRL) to the office of Coordinator of the Scheme under section 47X of the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Act 2007 (WA) (Act). The conditions imposed on this appointment under section 47Y are available here. 

Our values

Customers & Community

We work closely with our customers and the community to safely deliver accessible services and opportunities.

Environment & Sustainability

We protect and enhance WA’s environment by delivering a sustainable, world-class Scheme.

Integrity

Courage, honesty and resilience underpins our culture, relationships, behaviour and decision-making.

Respect

The core of our relationships - we value our people and stakeholders, and treat them with professionalism and respect.

Ownership & Accountability

We take responsibility for our actions so we can deliver on our goals.

Our Board

The WARRRL Board is made up of nine leaders in business and innovation, including representatives from beverage, manufacturing and logistics industries. The Board meets regularly and reports on its operations and achievements.

Hon. Sheila McHale

Hon. Sheila McHale

Chair

As the then Chief Executive Officer of Palmerston Association, a Western Australian not-for-profit alcohol and other drug service, Sheila...

As the then Chief Executive Officer of Palmerston Association, a Western Australian not-for-profit alcohol and other drug service, Sheila steered the organisation through significant change and growth. Under her almost decade-long leadership, the size of Palmerston grew by over 100% and the budget nearly tripled. During her time as CEO, Sheila was a frequent public commentator on evidence-based approaches to alcohol and other drug programs. Stepping down as CEO in January 2019, Sheila continues to bring her strong leadership and substantial experience to her board and community roles.

She is the vice chair of the board of the YMCA WA, a state councillor of the Governance Institute of Australia WA Division, A Board Director on YMCA Services Australia and Member of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Sheila is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Management WA (AIM WA) and Governance Institute of Australia, and a WA state Councillor of the latter. Sheila was the 2017 AIM WA not for profit leader of the year.

Sheila served as a Member of the Western Australian Parliament for 12 years, (1996-2008) and Cabinet Minister for eight years. (2001-2008). During this time, she held a range of portfolios including Tourism, Consumer Protection, Community Development, Culture and the Arts, Disability Services and Aboriginal Affairs.

Sheila’s expertise in the areas of governance, high-level communication, negotiation and strategic
leadership, together with her substantial experience in navigating government processes, is
invaluable in her various roles and responsibilities, including as Chair of WA Return Recycle Renew Ltd.

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz

Director

Rebecca is the founder and Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that organises the...

Rebecca is the founder and Executive Director of the Plastic Free Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that organises the annual Plastic Free July challenge – encouraging people in Australia and around the world to reduce their use of single-use plastic. Rebecca has more than 25 years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change. She is a seasoned public speaker, presenting on the Plastic Free July challenge, plastic pollution, and behaviour change in Australia, New Zealand, India, USA and the UK. Rebecca also worked to help structure and promote the lightweight plastic bag ban in Western Australia that came into effect in 2018 and is a representative on WA’s Waste Reform Advisory Group.

Stephen Drake-Brockman

Stephen Drake-Brockman

Director

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in the waste management and recycling industries. In 1978, Stephen founded the...

Stephen has over 25 years’ experience in the waste management and recycling industries. In 1978, Stephen founded the Recycling Company of WA (RCWA). Ten years later he pioneered fortnightly recycling collection services in Perth’s metropolitan area, the success of which saw the initiative expand across the State, including into rural and regional local government areas. Under Stephen’s leadership, the RCWA successfully operated Materials Recovery Facilities in Wangara and Canning Vale as well recycling facilities in North Fremantle. Stephen has had considerable experience in handling and processing large tonnages of commercial and industrial recyclables.

Stephen’s expertise and extensive experience in the waste management industry has seen him appointed to various associations, boards and taskforces. Stephen was the State President of the Waste Management Association of Australia (1992-1996), a Member of the National Board of the Waste Management Association of Australia (1992-1996) and was appointed by the WA Minister for the Environment in 2000 to the WAste 2020 Taskforce.

Belinda Moharich

Belinda Moharich

Director

Belinda Moharich is a qualified lawyer and town planner, and practices in the areas of planning and environment...

Belinda Moharich is a qualified lawyer and town planner, and practices in the areas of planning and environment law, establishing the Western Australian law firm Moharich & More in 2015.

Throughout her career, she has worked both in a variety of private practice and government roles.  Notably, Belinda was appointed as the Principal Registrar and a senior member of the Town Planning Appeal Tribunal in 2003, and as a founding member of the State Administrative Tribunal in January 2005.  She currently holds the position of Deputy Chair of the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Belinda is the recipient of a number of awards including the Best Lawyers LLC Award for ‘Planning and Environmental Law, Western Australia’ (2014 to present), ‘Land Use and Zoning Law, Western Australia’ (2016 to present); and the Doyle’s Guide ‘Preeminent Planning and Environmental Lawyer, Western Australia’ (2014 to present).

She is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia. She has an in-depth understanding of government decision-making processes and town planning concepts, bringing a pro-active and practical voice to the table.

Nicholas Gan

Nicholas Gan

Director

Nick is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Phosphate Resources Limited (PRL), a role that utilises his expertise...

Nick is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Phosphate Resources Limited (PRL), a role that utilises his expertise across operations, finance, business diversification and growth, and corporate governance. Nick has used his ability to drive business growth throughout his career, which has also included over a decade of senior positions within the beverage industry. His Directorships include the Indian Ocean Oil Company, Christmas Island Maintenance Services and Indian Ocean Stevedores; each role has benefited from Nick’s ability to create and analyse core business and strategic plans, develop and implement key operational strategies, and to identify and mitigate risk.

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan

Director

Michael proudly represents the local brewing community on the WARRRL Board. Michael is currently the Sales Manager at...

Michael proudly represents the local brewing community on the WARRRL Board. Michael is currently the Sales Manager at Beerland Brewing Co in Perth, and has worked in senior sales, business and brand positions at local brewers, Otherside Brewing Co. and Bootleg Brewery. Michael is an experienced and proven business development and sales manager with almost two decades of commercial management experience. In the true team spirit of the brewing fraternity Michael seeks to strengthen the industry through his work and advocacy, including through his position on the WA Brewers Association Committee. Michael is also the Founder and Co-Director of the Western Australian Brewers Conference.

Jeff Maguire

Jeff Maguire

Director

Jeff has more than 35 years of finance and supply chain experience encompassing manufacturing and logistics in a...

Jeff has more than 35 years of finance and supply chain experience encompassing manufacturing and logistics in a variety of roles and functions, including line management, project management and strategic management roles. He has been with Coca-Cola Amatil for 29 years and has over 20 years’ experience in implementing and managing Container Refund Schemes (CRS). He is leading Coca-Cola Amatil’s participation in CRS across Australia. Jeff’s experience and global connections tap into a comprehensive knowledgebase of active CRS operations from around the world to assist with successful local implementation.

Jamie Ryan

Jamie Ryan

Director

Jamie is Field Sales Director for Lion Beer Australia and has over 25 years’ experience within the brewing,...

Jamie is Field Sales Director for Lion Beer Australia and has over 25 years’ experience within the brewing, retail and hospitality industries. Jamie is based at the Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle and leads a team of over 30 sales staff spanning across all regions throughout Western Australia.

Prior to joining Lion, Jamie worked for the Coles Liquor Group as State Manager SA/NT, responsible for sales, merchandising, distribution, retail operations & staff development for over 80 Liquor retail outlets within South Australia and Northern Territory.

Jamie works closely with key beverage industry bodies including WA Australian Hotels Association and WA Liquor Stores Association and is recognised as a leading industry stakeholder.

Dan Holland

Dan Holland

Director

Dan has broad experience in public affairs within a range of industries, principally in the beverages sector but...

Dan has broad experience in public affairs within a range of industries, principally in the beverages sector but including financial services and infrastructure.  He is currently a member of the executive leadership team of Lion Beer Australia, which oversees the operations of Lion’s nine brewing sites including the Little Creatures Brewery at Fremantle.

Dan has worked across various communications fields, including marketing communications, branding, stakeholder relations and issues management. He also has experience in policy and regulatory affairs. Dan has worked with both large and small drinks businesses, including family-run wine and beer companies.