“The ocean is far more intimate [than space] in terms of how it affects our lives.

Philanthropists [should] devote resources to ocean exploration.”

Ray Dalio: Founder of Ocean X and the world’s largest hedge fund

TOMRA Return & Earn

We are excited to tell you that we have been approved through the TOMRA Return & Earn Recycling Scheme. This means we are the local charity for the TOMRA Recycling Stations in Ballina, Byron, and Mullumbimby, Northern NSW, from February until August 2021. 

ORI is an Approved Research Institute under Section 73A of the Income Tax Assessment Act. A Registered Australian Charity with ATO-endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, we operate as a transparent, ethical organisation, governed by strong principles and values, to serve Ocean, Climate, Mankind.

Your donations will help us create a first class Ocean Literacy program so Australian students will understand the central role of the Ocean in controlling Australia’s climate and hence our future. To help protect the Ocean we need your help.

Please recycle your bottles and cans through one of these TOMRA sites, and choose Oceanic Research Institute as the Charity to donate to.

Ballina: TOMRA Reverse Vending Centre, 42 De Havilland Crescent, Ballina. 

Byron Bay: Cavanbah Centre, 249 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay.

Mullumbimby: Ex-Services Bowling Club, 7 Jubilee Avenue, Mullumbimby.

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We want you to know that your donation to ORI will be used to support our important research and we will use your gift where it will make the most impact.  If your donation is $1,000 or more, please feel free to phone or email us, so we can best acknowledge your generous contribution.

NB: ORI is a Registered Australian Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office.

This means that any donations to ORI over $2 are tax deductible. Oceanic Research Institute Limited. ABN: 36 613 988 060

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