Brisbane’s new drive to cut waste to benefit children’s charity
In an effort to reduce waste, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) is partnering with Containers for Change (COEX) to launch a 12-month trial at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.
As part of the trial, two Donation Stations have been installed in the terminal, allowing passengers to return containers eligible under Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme (CRS) while also raising funds for local charity, The Pyjama Foundation.
The Donation Stations are expected to divert more than 120,000 eligible containers from landfill throughout the duration of the trial.
Raechel Paris, BAC executive general manager for governance, said the trial is an incredible way for passengers and visitors at BNE to help the environment while also supporting a vital community organisation.
“As an airport city home to more than 425 businesses, 24,000 employees, and a place that welcomes millions of passengers every year, we recognise the role we play in delivering positive outcomes for our community through our environmental and social programmes.
“Together with Container Exchange, we’re looking forward to implementing this trial to increase recycling and divert waste onsite at Brisbane Airport.
“More than that, the proceeds generated from the recycling scheme go directly to supporting children in foster care with the opportunity to change the direction of their lives through education and learning base games.”
Brownyn Sheehan, CEO of The Pyjama Foundation said the trial would deliver meaningful change to children in out-of-home care.
She said: “The Pyjama Foundation is so proud to form this unique partnership with the Brisbane Airport Corporation, which will not only benefit the lives of children in care but also positively impact our environment.
“Our Foundation supports more than 900 children in the Greater Brisbane Region, so money raised through this initiative will directly be supporting children in our local community.
“By supporting our Program and helping to match many more volunteer mentors with children in care, the community is having an immediate impact on helping to shape a brighter life path for these kids.”