Kicking goals with recycling

While the Eagles’ and Dockers’ colours flew high during last weekend’s unmissable mid-west AFL match in Geraldton, some other passionate individuals at the venue were going hard for green.

The “Go-Green” team – which included a number of staff from NACC, the City of Greater Geraldton, Rip-It Security Shredding, and Cogman Scrap Metal, as well as a number of community volunteers – were at the sell-out derby not to watch the game, but to recycle the resulting small mountain of plastic bottles and “tin’ cans.

The scorching weather didn’t deter the dedicated Green team – who took to the task with great enthusiasm. Wielding pick-up-sticks and recycling bags, they really pushed the recycling boundary. Early in the match, they recruited some promising young guns who quickly picked-up the recycling game and “kicked goals” all around the ground.

The team sorted, removed lids, emptied contents, and finally, slam-dunked the plastic bottles into recycling bins for a big recycling win.

“It was great to be able to spread the message that there are recycling opportunities available in Geraldton,” said NACC Sustainability Coordinator Emma Jackson.

“Recycling is something that a lot of people in Geraldton want to see happening, but don’t necessarily know where or how to get involved.

“We knew we wouldn’t be able to recycle everything, but we went out there, stuck to our game plan, and got the job done,” said Emma.

Anyone who would like to join the Green team, by helping to clean-up a part of our community, can join the Chapman River Friends on Sunday 5 March at the Chapman River Clean-up Day!

For more information about the event, please take a look at NACC’s poster.

For more general information on recycling in Geraldton (or your local area) visit the NARvis website.

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