Containers for Change saves more than 5.5 billion containers from landfill! 

Celebrating four years of delivering the container refund scheme to the people of Queensland, Containers for Change is proud to have saved more than 5.5 billion containers from landfill and return over $500 million in refunds to local communities.  

The scheme’s Partners for Change program connects all kinds of organisations, businesses, and charities to collect drink containers with no upfront costs.

The dedicated team provides drink container collection solutions for partners, connecting shopping centres, sporting venues and even corporate offices with local Brisbane refund point operators, creating an opportunity for container refunds to be donated to a charity or community group.

Three containers for change volunteers in uniform with a stall at an event.

Containers for Change have a number of specially designed ‘donation stations’ allowing those who are out and about to donate their containers to a charity or community group such as Communify at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre.

Communify supports disadvantaged people living in the inner north suburbs of Brisbane through a range of services, including emergency relief, domestic assistance, counselling, mental health services, aged care, family support and childcare and have had thousands of containers donated through the donation station.

For businesses, a back-of-house approach integrates Containers for Change bins into existing office waste management, allowing large organisations like Virgin Australia and Flight Centre to create sustainable recycling habits in the workplace.

Recent researched commissioned by Containers for Change has shown the number one place 18-35 year olds in the Greater Brisbane area consume on-the-go beverages is the work place, making drink container collection in the work place a winning choice for Brisbane businesses.

Partnerships have also made huge change at local events like the Ekka this year where 300 Containers for Change bins were placed across the iconic showgrounds with more than 51,000 containers saved from landfill.

Passengers arriving at Brisbane’s domestic airport can’t miss donation stations and customised can-shaped container bins which have saved more than 50,000 containers this year from landfill with donations going to charity partner The Pyjama Foundation.

Another jet-set container solution can be found at the airport’s Virgin Airlines lounge, where all drink containers are sorted back-of-house with all refunds donated to OzHarvest.

Woman placing container in Containers for Change drop-off machine in shopping centre.

Partners for Change are here to help meet all Brisbane businesses meet their sustainability and responsibility goals – we do most of the heavy lifting and take care of all upfront costs!

Visit the Partners for Change website and get in touch to start making the change that matters today.

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