Activ Foundation is set to receive a major boost to its fundraising efforts with the announcement of a new partnership with container recycling initiative, Return It at the Busselton Containers for Change site.
In a win-win for sustainability and local residents living with a disability, the partnership aims to encourage the Busselton community to return all eligible containers to the on-site Activ branded recycle bins knowing they are making a positive impact to the environment, while supporting some of the most vulnerable members of the Busselton community.
For every 1000 containers processed, $100 will be donated to Activ. The Return It Busselton site processes approximately 11 million containers per year and every container processed by Busselton goes towards supporting Activ’s cause.
Activ Foundation CEO Michael Heath says the collaboration’s benefits will show immediate results.
“Activ is proud to collaborate with Return It in Busselton. The boost to fundraising will go straight back into the community and improve the lives of people living with disability by upgrading houses, providing more training courses, and important services – and that’s just the start.
“We know that when people see tangible benefits of their recycling – whether that be more of our Specialist Disability Accommodation homes popping up in their local area, or greater access for people with a disability to education and training opportunities – it encourages more recycling. It really is a win-win.”
Return It National Community & Partner Manager Charlene Wade looks forward to seeing the partnership grow.
“We strive to make recycling a rewarding experience for our customers at Return It and what better reward than seeing the difference made in people’s lives?” Ms Wade said.
“Return It has seen great benefits brought to our community organisation partners in Geraldton, Bunbury, and others within the Perth metropolitan area. We are proud to partner with Activ Foundation to encourage recycling, offer valuable community support, and contribute toward improving the lives of Western Australians living with disability.”
Sustainability is a big driving force in establishing the new partnership, with Return It boasting the largest number of refund point locations in Western Australia, making recycling even more convenient. Busselton residents can expect further support from Activ Foundation in the area, underscoring the work already undertaken in specialist disability accommodation, property care, community and timber manufacturing.