A Bundaberg Region tourism business has shared how its participation in the Containers for Change program is not only helping the environment by promoting recycling but also supporting a local community organisation.
Cans and bottles collected at Childers Nature Camp are helping Angels Community Group to support those in need in the Bundaberg Region.
Childers Nature Camp’s Matthew Roberts recently presented a donation of $300 to the local organisation to help support homeless people.
Matthew said he was pleased they were able to make the first donation and they aimed to make an ongoing donation every three months.
“At Childers Nature Camp we recycle most of our waste allowing us to collect all our 10c bottles and cans, and cash them in at Containers for Change Bundaberg,” he said.
“Most of our customers are aware we recycle the majority of our waste.
“From providing compost bins for food waste to bins for bottles and cans.
“We acquire a large amount of the 10 cent bottles and cans that we receive – around $300 per trailer load every three months.”
Angels Community Group was formed in 2015 by a passionate team dedicated to giving back to the community through their range of social enterprises, support services and charitable projects.
“Angel’s community group do a tremendous job at supporting homeless people and people doing it tough due to the current financial and rental crisis,” Matthew said.
“We feel the need to support organisations like this as we see firsthand families living in tents, cars and caravans, due to the current financial and rental crisis.
“It’s the least we could do to help, in any way we can.”
Matthew said as a small business they strived to help where they could, and he encouraged other businesses to jump on board.
“We feel it’s important to help these organisations to thrive and continue the work they do,” he said.
“We feel it is a small part in a huge growing problem in our region.
“The more businesses onboard, the more for all to benefit and live in a much better world.”
Collecting cans and bottles for the Containers for Change program is just one of the ways Childers Nature Camp is showing its commitment to the environment after signing on to become one of the region's eco-certified businesses through Bundaberg Regional Council's ECO certification incentive initiative.