What We Really Do~

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Reuse and Recycle, Cairns is a not-for-profit community group

1. We provide an online recyclables networking portal for the Cairns Region

Do you have something you want recycled? You have several options, just click ~:-)

Cairns Region Recycle Places

Cairns Tablelands Freecycle

Recycle Right and Transfer Station details of Cairns Regional Council
Danora Buschkens (Strategic Programs Officer) p: 4044 8352

– Checkout our Wishlist and “Callout” posts on FB (Reuse and Recycle, Cairns Inc.)

– Call us if you can’t find the option you are looking for m: 0449 252 438


2. We help resource others with recyclables

Sustain: Kraft n Art Supplies (TM) (Facebook; non-FB presence in development ^_^)

– We are open to negotiating a trade/barter with local crafters n artists

– We may be able to help you to source materials for your next project

– Visual Arts departments of highschools, as well as kindys, youth program coordinators etc can benefit


3. We facilitate Recyclables and Sustainability Ed workshops across FNQ

Sustain: Krafty Recycling Parties/Workshops (TM) (scaled fees) we go to you

– Free and scaled fees for festival presence

– Free video ed resources are in development

– Perfect for kindys, schools, clubs, youth, respite and rehabilitation programs; or a fun addition to a social function


4. We can help You! to set up a home-based biz, using recyclables (anywhere in Oz ~:-)

– Scaled fees, trade/barter options (e.g., 10-20% commission to RRC Inc)

– We provide mentoring for Admin, Bookkeeping, online and offline Marketing as well as Data Collection and Analysis


5. We deliver community work services in the Cairns Region

– Free secondhand and other recyclables to low income households/other social service providers

– Work-for-the-Dole Project Management design, implementation and evaluation (scaled fees)

– Grant research/writing support (scaled fees)

– Trade/Barter provided face-to-face Job Seeker Support, or visit our FB page, @Cairns Jobs and Seekers


Reuse and Recycle, Cairns Inc. is 100% self-funded thru Community Support (You!!!!!)

The Store, Kraft n Art Stall, “I know someone who’d like that…” (Rusty’s on a Sunday)

– Secondhand Goods Sales on Gumtree and FB

– Commissions from small-biz setups and other services

– Monetary donations


~Volunteer With Us~

As an RRC Inc. Volunteer you gain access to resources, mentors, work experience (with a Reference!),
and you get first dibs for paid work that suits your skills and experience

Are you a Social Science student looking for a Prac Placement?
Char Paul (CEO) may be able to be your Task Supervisor.

Newsletter and Membership Packages in development.


Fundraising for Nepal at the Cairns ECOfiesta

 Cairns ECOfiesta on Sunday at cruise ship terminal.

Come visit, maybe we have a budget-priced Krafty Kit or handmade item to suit.

Half of the profits will be going to help Himalayan Dreams continue the mammoth task they have re-building the villages they aid in Nepal.


There is heaps! on thru the whole EcoWeek, click above or below (or beside lol)




Plastic Bottle Collection in Cairns

I did a phone interview this morn with Cairns Post. Yes fully support Container Deposit Recycling.

Not so enthusiastic about cages collecting Only plastic bottles with no deposit:

a) Not much incentive to seek out a cage; even charities can’t use them to fundraise with.
b) Where will they be recycled? Cairns…we can’t recycle plastic lids.
c) If Cairns, how to sort those with lids And What Happens to the lidded ones?
d) If the cages do recycle All plastic bottles down south, will Yellow Recycling Bin contamination increase due to people thinking that they can keep lids on plastic bottles?

Worst case scenario, a lack of plastic bottle cage use —> scrapping CDR as unviable.

Meanwhile, check out! the Awesome creation ‘Feathers’ bottle-cap creation by Maree Baade of Cairns The Green House Environment Shop. We were just one of those helping her collect lids.
(I now host this practical item as a flyscreen, affectionally referred to as The Kraken ~:-)


Craft n Art social circles are Go! Again (lol)

Please share amongst your networks this fantastic initiative of our self-funding umbrella community group, Reuse and Recycle, Cairns.

Recyclable craft workshops, across age groups, we come to you.
The workshops were a tremendous success for non-vocational skills training and life-skills development amongst participants in our work-for dole programs in 2012-2014. Also a lot of fun with our after hours outreach MNA Kids Club in 2012-2013.

Reasonably priced to provide Blue Card facilitators with a small income, and a third of the revenue goes to RRC admin costs.

RRC sources materials, and is able to provide some free resources to other nfps, especially those in remote areas (depends on our capacity and what’s needed).

We look forward to enabling residents in FNQ to create social circles around crafting, sharing skills and redistributing the wealth to care for country and community. Inquiries to Char Paul (coordinator) 0449 252 438

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