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Earn Velocity Points every time you recycle

Posted: 21 March 2018 9:24 am

Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program has partnered with Envirobank to reward Aussies when they recycle.

Velocity Frequent Flyers can now earn points for doing their bit for the planet. In an alliance that Captain Planet could get behind, the frequent flyer scheme has partnered with one of Australia’s most innovative recycling companies, Envirobank. This means that Velocity members can now earn points every time they recycle through the service.

If you want to reward your recycling efforts, you can sign up to Crunch (Envirobank’s rewards program) and start recycling eligible bottles and cans by returning them to an Envirobank reverse vending machine or depot. You’ll earn 15 Crunch credits for every container you recycle, which you can transfer into 5 Velocity Points via your Crunch online account. If you recycle 10 bottles, you’ll earn 150 Crunch credits or 50 Velocity Points, for example.

You can only transfer your Crunch credits in increments of 15, so keep this in mind when you’re saving up your credits and moving them to your frequent flyer account.

Unfortunately, this partnership is only available for Velocity Frequent Flyers in NSW and NT and you can use Envirobank’s “Where to recycle” map to find your nearest Envirobank drop off location.

Earning Velocity Points with Envirobank is not going to give you a massive points boost straight away, but it’s an easy way to pick up Velocity Points on an everyday activity. Plus, if it encourages you to recycle, the points are just the cherry on top!

Although this is a Velocity first, it’s not the first Aussie frequent flyer program to encourage sustainability. Qantas Frequent Flyer partnered with Simply Cups in November last year to reward business owners with Qantas Points when they purchased coffee cups through the company, which has created a technology to separate the liner from coffee cups and allowing them to be recycled.

Want to know more ways you can earn Velocity Points on everyday activities and spend? Check out our guide to everywhere you can earn Velocity Points for more ideas.

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