Football Queensland (FQ) has linked up with Logan-based Community Co Recycling, showing leadership in the Queensland football community as it takes steps to secure a better environment and at the same time pilot an innovative funding opportunity for local clubs.
The new partnership sees FQ support Containers for Change, a State Government-backed container refund scheme which aims to reduce litter and increase recycling rates.
“Containers for Change is a great way for Football Queensland to unite the football community behind important issues with a progressive approach that benefits the community,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“Beverage containers are the second most littered item in Queensland. With our collective strength as a game, we can take steps to address that issue and empower clubs to improve their environmental and economic sustainability.
“Community Co will provide and retrieve storage bins to support football’s involvement in Containers for Change, with participating clubs receiving a 7 cent rebate for every eligible container collected and recycled.
“This is an excellent opportunity for those clubs to make a positive impact in their local communities while creating a new revenue stream at no additional cost.
“Our partnership with Community Co will initially be piloted in clubs in Brisbane’s south and we will be contacting them directly to discuss the opportunity.
“Football Queensland’s own involvement in Containers for Change will also be especially beneficial for our large-scale events at Meakin Park, allowing for the responsible disposal of recyclable materials.
“We look forward to engaging with clubs and tackling this issue together in the coming months to demonstrate how football can inspire and be a positive force for change.”
More information about the Containers for Change scheme and how it works can be found at www.containersforchange.com.au/qld.