Making change through Queensland’s container refund initiative

Meet the people who are making change in local communities across Queensland. Our Change Makers participate in Containers for Change for a variety of reasons, listen to their stories here.

Meet the Change Makers

David Sear and his friend, Gary, enjoy kayaking to the beautiful islands around the Gold Coast. These two mates clean up the rubbish on the islands and recycle all of the containers they collect.
CEO of Hearts of Purple, Michelle Beattie shares her own personal story and the incredible work Hearts of Purple do to support victims of domestic violence.
Hudson Magee and his family share how they collect containers to raise funds for life-changing surgery.
Tony and his team at Substation33, recycling waste while creating employment opportunities.
Libby and her band of volunteers have removed over 206,000 kilos of debris from the Whitsunday Islands.
Tanduringie State School P&C turning containers into valuable resources for their students.
Andrew explains what impact the initiative has had on his Cherbourg community.
Heather’s family operate Reef Logisitics, and have created many jobs and opportunities for the area.
Janelle runs a booming business at Advanced Metal Recycling, serving upwards of 200 customers a day.
Simon talks about the importance of the circular economy and the impact on future generations.