South Bank Corporation has partnered with Containers for Change to introduce convenient container recycling options at South Bank, making recycling easier and more accessible for visitors and locals.
Just in time for the busy summer period, South Bank Corporation and Containers for Change have unveiled three cutting-edge Smart Bins in the heart of South Bank.
These Australian designed and made solar-powered recycling bins, a first in Queensland, are powered entirely by sunlight and offer an opportunity for everyone to actively participate in South Bank's sustainability initiatives.
"We are proud to be the first precinct in Queensland to implement Containers for Change solar-powered Smart Bins," said Bill Delves, CEO of South Bank Corporation.
“By using these smart recycling bins to recycle drink containers, visitors and locals will directly contribute to the greening of South Bank. Each refund collected through the Smart Bins will support the development of sustainability projects within the precinct.
"As we strive to green the precinct, effective collaborations are key to our success. This partnership is a further step in our journey to creating a circular economy at South Bank.
“The partnership will also see the rollout of a container collection program across South Bank retailers in the coming months”.
Container Exchange CEO Natalie Roach said the collaboration would empower locals and visitors to play a role in the precinct’s circular economy.
“Queenslanders have embraced Containers for Change, and we’re delighted that visitors to South Bank will now have the chance to add to more than 7.3 billion containers that have been returned since the scheme was established in 2018,” Ms Roach said.
“The innovative smart bins are designed and made by Australian start-up Charopy and are equipped with bar code reading technology to only accept containers eligible for 10-cent refunds.
"This results in a contamination-free stream of recyclable materials ready for use in the circular economy.
“As an important additional benefit, the 10-cent refunds from every container returned will go towards sustainability projects being developed by South Bank Corporation.
“This means South Bank’s visitors can now be part of creating a greener precinct for current and future generations to enjoy.”
Learn more about South Bank Corporation's vision for a greener South Bank here: https://yoursay.futuresouthbank.com.au/future-south-bank-master-plan
For more information about Containers for Change, please visit: www.containersforchange.com.au/qld
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