Public place recycling initiative

Friday, 04 November, 2005

There are 15 permanent recycling stations positioned throughout Thredbo, thanks to a partnership between Kosciusko Thredbo and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA). The aim of the expanded Public Place Recycling program is to establish a world-class recycling program in one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations.

Thredbo's environmental services manager, Euan Diver said Coca-Cola Amatil's assistance meant that more recycling stations covering the village and the mountain are available in Thredbo this year, encouraging guests to do the right thing wherever they are.

Coca-Cola Amatil's Australian MD, Warwick White, said that following CCA's role helping to set up kerbside recycling in the 1990s, the time had come to build on that success by helping to spread the availability of public place recycling.

"CCA acknowledges that we have a role to play in minimising the impact that our business has on the environment and this includes what happens to our packaging after consumption. In the 1990s, CCA helps establish kerbside recycling by providing an ongoing market for recycled PET. Consumers now recycle around 70% of the packaging from our products consumed at home. It's now the right time to make facilities available to enable people to continue doing the right thing and recycle when they are out and about."

The recycling stations are partnered with general waste bins throughout Thredbo and will be easily identified with clear signage. An extensive communications plan supports the program by ensuring all residents and visitors to Thredbo are aware of the recycling initiative.

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