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One of our CFWR members spotted this today, if you fancy an afternoon focusing on reducing waste check out Cairns Hinterland Steiner School🌎 ... See MoreSee Less

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♻️Important information ♻️
The Container Refund Scheme is launching on 1st November 2018. Go to the following website for all FAQ’s on eligible containers, how you receive your refund and how you can get involved. www.containersforchange.com.au. One key point to mention with relation to the scheme is that patience is vital across the board, as with anything new it all takes time to implement.
If you have saved containers for months on end and have high volumes it may be helpful to stagger the drop offs while the scheme first begins.

Sites for the Containers Refund Scheme are currently listed under the following suburbs (Specific address details to be released in due course):

♻️Atherton (Re.Turn It Brisbane)
♻️Bungalow (North Queensland Recycling Agents - entrance via Newell St).
♻️Earlville (Re.Turn It Brisbane)
♻️Gordonvale (Re.Turn It Brisbane and Cash 4 Containers)
♻️Innisfail (MAMS and Re.Turn It Brisbane)
♻️Kuranda (Cash 4 Containers)
♻️Manunda (Re.Turn It Brisbane)
♻️Mareeba (Re.Turn It Brisbane and Cash 4 Containers)
♻️Tully (MAMS and Re.Turn It Brisbane)
♻️Woree (Re.Turn It Brisbane)
♻️Yarrabah (Cash 4 Containers)

Go to www.cfwr.org.au to join our growing organisation or subscribe to our monthly mini mag. 🌎
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DONATION OF MATERIALS NEEDED FOR TROPICAL CHRISTMAS by Wednesday 24th October.
Cairns Regional Council are aiming to go 100% waste wise to create a tropical Christmas for 2018! They put the challenge to Cairns TAFE Queensland visual arts students to design decorations to represent our region. Winning designs include an overhead reef fish, nesting pelicans, light up jellyfish AND a cassowary that you can get interactive with for some great photos.

To bring this to life they are reaching out to the community to fulfill the objective to reduce waste and encourage reuse and require as many donated materials as possible that can be recycled/re-purposed for the project.

If you have any items that maybe suitable get in touch with Dennis from TAFE on 07 4042 2583.
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Committee For Waste Reduction

Media release from Cairns Regional Council:MEDIA RELEASE | Re-Think Waste short film comp winners
TWO schools have been rewarded for their waste-conscious attitudes as the winners of a short film competition aimed at highlighting initiatives to reduce waste.
Schools across the Cairns region were invited to enter the competition by submitting an original short film of between 30 seconds and two minutes in length, based on the theme Re-think waste.
Ten entries were received, with the winning schools being Cairns State High School (secondary school category) and Edge Hill State School’s Year 4 class (primary school).
“We were looking for entries that demonstrated how students were overcoming waste challenges at their school or at home,” Mayor Bob Manning said.
“The two winning entries provided insight into the great waste initiatives that are being developed and the students’ knowledge of waste issues. It shows us that the future of our region is in very good hands.”
Cairns State School’s successful entry showed students’ reactions to an educational tour of Council’s Materials Recovery Facility and resulted in students emptying out rubbish bins to remove recyclable items.”
“We also see that the school is introducing separate recycling and general waste bins to make it easier for students to dispose of waste thoughtfully,” Cr Manning said.
Edge Hill State School’s video highlights the students’ involvement in a school vegetable garden and the strong emphasis that is put on reuse of everyday items.
“We see old pallets being transformed into planter boxes, desk trays used for seed propagation, newspapers turned into decorative bowls to hold the harvested fruits and vegetables, and food waste creating rich compost for the garden.”
Highly commended awards went to Gordonvale State High School, Year 2H Holy Cross, Trinity Parkl, Claudia Waller (individual entry), McDonnell Creek State School and Yorkeys Knob State School.

www.facebook.com/CairnsRegionalCouncil/videos/1202708039894593/

Cairns Regional Council
And the winners of our 'Re-think Waste Film Competition' are:
🏆 Edge Hill State School (primary school category)

Edge Hill State School’s winning film highlights the students’ involvement in a school vegetable garden and the strong emphasis that is put on reuse of everyday items.

🏆 Cairns State High School (secondary school category)
Watch their film here: www.facebook.com/189546621066952/posts/1960691010619162/
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