Hoxton Industries is a specialist packaging and recycling company based in Sydney, that is unlike any other recycling and packaging company. While it carries out the same operations as others, it also proudly provides meaningful employment to more than 100 people who face barriers to mainstream employment, including disability and disadvantage.
It was this key factor that led Bankstown Sports to seek out an ongoing arrangement with them, to recycle all of the club’s glass, cans and plastic bottles.
Hoxton takes everything, at no cost. Their staff come out to collect all of the club’s cans, glass and plastic bottles, taking them back to their processing plant where the materials that are eligible for the rebate scheme are separated from those that are not.
Under a normal arrangement, Bankstown Sports would receive a 3-cent rebate for all eligible recyclables. However, the club has decided to donate that money back to Hoxton, to assist them with their operations.
Bankstown Sports CEO Mark Condi says the partnership is a win for both companies.
“Hoxton aligns directly with our club’s mission statement – ‘Making A Difference’. They are changing the lives of people with disabilities and other disadvantages, by giving them employment and supporting them through life. At the same time, they are helping us to be a more sustainable organisation by assisting with our recycling.
“There is also a financial aspect to this partnership as well. We are saving tens of thousands of dollars a year on recycling costs and at the same time, we are able to donate funds back to Hoxton to support the great work that they do”.
For more information about Hoxton, visit hoxtonindustries.com.au