Our commitment to future generations began over a generation ago
Cast your mind back to a few decades ago and think about how we, as a society, dealt with our waste. Depending on how old you are, you probably remember having one bin that took everything. General waste, bottles, cans and garden waste all went in and we didn’t think twice about it. Compare where we were then to where we are today, we’ve all come a long way since then.
Today, at home, at work and in the wider community, we have recycling bins, green waste bins, paper recycling boxes at our desks and we can even make an informed decision on where we put our waste at the local park or at the footy.
Any kind of behaviour change requires education. We’re proud to have played and continue to play a big part in teaching better recycling habits throughout the community.
We work in partnership with business to develop and implement programs that help improve sustainable practices. We also have a great inhouse team of educators who develop award-winning, specialist programs for municipalities across the country.
The work we have done in the past has given us a great launching pad to help make a sustainable future possible. The next generation is growing up with recycling and resource awareness as ‘the norm’, and we’re working hard to ensure the next level of awareness and education makes as much, if not more, of a difference as the last.
Grassroots activity is really important for us as a way to educate the members of our communities. We’re actively involved in supporting around 220 communities in Australia. For us, support means having a real presence that makes a real difference. With so many worthwhile causes and activities in our local communities, we focus our support in areas where we can make the greatest difference as a business:
- Protecting our natural environment
- Fostering positive attitudes and behaviour towards waste management and recycling through community-based education programs
- Contributing to healthier, more active communities
- Championing road safety
This manifests in a number of different ways, from supporting local sporting groups like the Corrimal Rugby League Club, to donating our resources to Clean Up Australia Day and other community events, and raising funds for local, regional and national charities. In FY21, we held 1,241 educational events in which over 29,000 people attended.