IMPACT Community Services Embraces Expansion of Queensland’s Containers for Change Scheme

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Last updated: 07/11/2023

Lee Davey, a vital member of IMPACT Community Services’ award-winning Containers for Change team, is poised to shatter collection records this summer.

Recently honoured as the Small Operator of the Year at the 2023 Changemaker Awards, IMPACT’s dedicated team is all set for a significant expansion of the Containers for Change Scheme. This expansion, effective from November 1, now includes wine and spirit bottles.

The scheme, which refunds 10 cents for each eligible bottle, has already returned more than $630 million since its launch in 2018.

Lee and her team are committed to providing excellent service at IMPACT’s two Container Refund Points located at 417 Windermere Rd, Qunaba and 78 University Drive, Bundaberg.

Tanya O’Shea, IMPACT’s Managing Director, shares Lee’s excitement about the scheme’s expansion.

“We know summer is always the busiest time of the year for our CRP teams and with the expansion we think this year will be the busiest yet,” Mrs O’Shea said.

“It benefits both our environment and community. By recycling with IMPACT, you’re making a difference in multiple ways.”

Operating two strategically placed Container Refund Points as part of its Recycling Social Enterprise, IMPACT champions environmental sustainability while also promoting community growth by providing employment opportunities for about 25 supported employees.

“Our Container Refund Points are more than just recycling centres,” Mrs O’Shea explained.

“They’re spaces where environmental care intersects with community support.”

To simplify the recycling process, IMPACT encourages everyone to download the Containers for Change app. For information on how to do this go to www.containersforchange.com.au/

For more information about IMPACT's Container Refund Points, visit Containers for Change - Impact Community Services

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