Celebrating National Recycling Week
The diversity of STEPS services was showcased at the Caloundra Resource Recovery Centre’s inaugural Recycle Fun Day as part of celebrations throughout National Recycling Week.
Many Sunshine Coasters joined the festivities which comprised the Recycle Markets, as well as a variety of exhibitors and entertainment including live music, arts and crafts using only recycled materials, a live art display, information stalls, face painting, food, and raffles with some great prizes on offer.
STEPS operate front-end activities including the extremely popular Recycle Markets at the Caloundra Resource Recovery Centre as part of a recycling contract for the Sunshine Coast Regional Council. The STEPS Mattress Recycling program is an innovative addition which helps improve environmental sustainability while employing disadvantaged people in meaningful work.
Many of STEPS’ clients find employment at the Caloundra Resource Recovery Centre. On top of that, profits from the Recycle Markets go back into helping others gain employment or training for a brighter future.
All participants, stallholders and volunteers played a very important role in helping raise community awareness about recycling and better caring for the environment, and it’s safe to say, with such a delighted group of visitors, that the Recycle Fun Day was a resounding success!