Bluetongue Stadium kicking goals for the environment

Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium will launch new public place recycling systems at the Central Coast Mariners first home game against Gold Coast United on October 15, 2011. The launch will encourage patrons at the match, and at all future matches, to ‘Do The right Thing, Use The Right Bin’.

var switchTo5x=true;stLight.options({publisher:'0f3cb6a7-4be7-434e-bb7e-58a5359cfde7'}); Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium will launch new public place recycling systems at the Central Coast Mariners first home game against Gold Coast United on October 15, 2011. The launch will encourage patrons at the match, and at all future matches, to ‘Do The right Thing, Use The Right Bin-.

Funded by the Packaging Stewardship Forum (PSF) of the Australian Food and Grocery Council in partnership with Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium and Coca-Cola Amatil, 132 waste and recycling bins have been installed around the Stadium carrying the well known call to action to recycle message ‘Do The Right Thing, Use The Right Bin-.

This initiative will provide away from home recycling opportunities for 250,000 people at over 27 events each year and recycle up to 27 tonnes of aluminium cans, PET and glass bottles from landfill annually - equivalent to 3,750 household wheelie bins.

Bluetongue Stadium Managing Director Monique Marks said: “We are proud to be a part of the PSF-s away from home program and to encourage recycling at the stadium. Taking part and leading the way in recycling for other businesses will assist with decreasing waste through our recycling efforts”.

General Manager of the PSF, Jenny Pickles congratulated Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium on its enthusiasm and commitment to help patrons boost their “away from home” recycling efforts.

“Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium was eager to encourage recycling at its venue and we came on board with some expertise on how to do it,” Ms Pickles said.

“Through well-placed bin infrastructure and promotion of the Do the Right Thing, Use the Right Bin message, the new systems will make it just as easy to recycle away from home as it is at home.”

Alec Wagstaff, Director of Corporate Affairs Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), said: “CCA is proud to partner with Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium on this away from home recycling initiative to help consumers ‘Do The Right Thing- while out and about and divert recyclable material away from landfill and into the recycling stream. It is through the combined efforts of projects like these that the public, governments and business can all make a difference.

“This program is a great example of industry collaboration to generate a better outcome for the environment where every beverage container recycled is diverted from landfill."

Australia-s major beverage companies have supported the installation of new away from home recycling systems in 52 of Australia-s major sporting stadium and entertainment venues which service nearly 40 million patron visits annually.

Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium is one of six well known New South Wales entertainment and sporting venues participating in the PSF-s away from home recycling program, with recycling bins already installed at Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company, Centennial Parklands, Newcastle Entertainment Centre and Acer Arena.

Packaging Stewardship Forum (PSF) The PSF is a forum of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. It works with government and industry partners across Australia to deliver recycling, litter reduction and education programs on behalf of its members, Australia-s major beverage companies and their packaging suppliers.