Queenslanders can now support the vital work of volunteer surf lifesavers by recycling containers at
their local surf club.
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) has partnered with Envirobank Recycling to provide mobile
collection points and community donation sites for the Container Refund Scheme (CRS), which was
launched in Queensland yesterday (November 1).
SLSQ Chief Executive Officer John Brennan OAM said the partnership with Envirobank provided surf
clubs across the state with an opportunity to raise significant funds.
“Every drink container with an approved refund mark can now be donated by community members
at one of the donation sites registered by our surf clubs,” Mr Brennan said.
“Not only will the act help our environment, but the funds raised will be re-invested in our lifesaving
services, ultimately benefitting the community that we serve.
Envirobank Managing Director Narelle Anderson said in other states where container deposit
schemes were already operational, charitable donations comprised a major component of the
“Envirobank has been a long-term network operator in the Northern Territory Scheme and it’s
evident the program is much more than a litter reduction initiative,” Ms Anderson said.
“With the right partnerships in place, such as the one with Surf Life Saving Queensland, the scheme
has the potential to raise substantial funds for important charities that deliver the vital services we
need in our communities.”
Ms Anderson said her goal was to also make collecting refunds easy for the public, so they could be
rewarded for the good they are doing to protect the environment and recycle.
“We are always dreaming up new ways to ensure people not only