Across Australia, Lions Clubs are working with communities to solve local problems. In Gulargambone, the Lions Club realised its community was generating too much waste and decided to do something about it.
Its idea was to use the Return and Earn container deposit scheme to help the environment and benefit the community. The club partnered with local hotels, the rugby club, the Gulargambone Show Society and the caravan park to collect recyclable cans and bottles. These were then exchanged at a Return and Earn collection point, with the resulting funds channelled back into important community programs that make Gulargambone a better place to live.