Beverage Container Recycling Grants
In 2015 Keep Australia Beautiful awarded 21 Grants to Victoria totalling $95,014.00 for Beverage Container Recycling Programs.
The Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants Program, funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola South Pacific in partnership with Keep Australia Beautiful, has in the past six years invested more than $2 million in local community projects that demonstrate a measurable result in diverting beverage containers out of landfill, through increased recycling at a local level.
Anchor belle holiday park – Cowes
Holiday Park Recycling Improvement Project
Anchor Belle Holiday Park is a friendly family Caravan Park in Cowes that is set amongst 2.5 hectares of bushland. They were in need of updated bins and signage to allow their guests to recycle appropriately while on holiday and to ensure that their practices are up to date with current standards.
The Beverage Container Recycling Program Grant they received enabled Anchor Belle Holiday Park to update their public place bin station equipment and signage to best-practice and distribute promotional resources to help motivate more visitors to recycle better while they are on holiday.
Greater Shepparton City Council
One of the premier sporting complexes in Shepparton, Deakin Reserve previously only had landfill bins. Audits suggested that 80 percent of the waste going into the existing landfill bins was made up of recyclable content including aluminium, glass, cardboard and plastics.
Their 2015 Beverage Container Recycling Grant allowed for the installation of 7 recycling bins, strategically placed around the Reserve. Colourful signage, featuring local sports players with playful wording to encourage users to sort their waste and recycle, was placed on recycling bins and secured to fencing at the perimeter of the sports oval.
The new recycling infrastructure will influence the behaviour of the 35,000 annual visitors to Deakin Reserve, diverting an estimated 1680 litres of recyclable material from landfill per week.
Gippsland Waste & Resource Recovery Group – Trafalgar
The Beverage Container Recycling Program Grant they received enabled them to purchase a recycling mascot costume to be a communal resource for use by the six Councils within the Gippsland region of Victoria. Each Council is able to use the mascot at community events, static recycling displays or general waste education and recycling promotional activities to engage with the event patrons or target audience and motivate increased positive recycling behaviour.
The Recycling Mascot costume has proven to be very effective to motivate attention and positive interactions with a diverse range of people in a range of settings. The use of the bin mascot during tourist season and at local events across Gippsland will encourage the public to think about recycling both at home and in the public arena.