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European Parliament leads the way in plastics ban

In a landslide majority this October, the European parliament has voted to ban all single use plastics starting in 2021.

This ban would affect single use plastic items that have a valid alternative, which will include things from plastic straws to fishing nets. The staggering 571-53 majority vote shows how seriously this issue is being taken internationally, an attitude that the BEC team seeks to reflect in our own efforts both in and out of the office.

Plastic straws are among the worst of plastic pollutants, and the BEC team are stepping up to make a difference in our neighbourhood.  After making our own pledge to make our office plastic-straw free, we are encouraging our local restaurants and shops to make the pledge too, gifting them starter bundles of recyclable (and trendy) paper straws and pledge posters so they can advertise their change.

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NOTICE: We’ll Come Pick Up Your E-Waste

We’ve been inspired by the good folks at Substation 33, and are throwing our support behind their continued sustainable & social efforts by receiving (even collecting) e-waste from Clients & colleagues around Brisbane City, and delivering it to Substation 33 to be reused or recycled. 

Substation 33 is an electronic waste recycling business we did some probono work for last year. They do some amazing work recycling and re-purposing electronic refuse, keeping it from going to landfill, and investing it in projects that give back to the community (check out some of their exciting projects here, the sweet DIY Bluetooth speaker kit pictured is just the beginning). They also provide jobs and training for the long-term unemployed of Brisbane. 

So if you have anything electronic lying around destined to be thrown out, bring it in to us instead. We will take it to the SS33 guys and it will be put to good use. If you are wondering what kind of waste they accept, the Substation 33 rule of thumb is ‘if it had a plug or a battery, we can recycle it!’

Get in touch with us to learn more, or to arrange a pick up or drop off!

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BE Collective’s Melbourne Cup Sweepstakes

We’re shaking things up this year for the Melbourne Cup, and giving BE Collective friends & fans something to really cheer about!


The first twenty-four people who respond via the link below will be randomly allocated a horse in our sweep for the main race. 

Depending on how your pony performs on the day you stand to win some sweet prizes, including a tasty offering of ‘Collective Ale’ our own hand-brewed beers!

Prizes are as follows:
1st – 2 x Gold Class Cinema Tickets, & a 6 pack of ‘Collective Ale’
2nd – 1 x Carton of ‘Collective Ale’
3rd – 1 x 6 Pack of ‘Collective Ale’
& Lucky Last – 1 x Box of Arnott’s Shapes (Chicken Crimpy), a stubby of ‘Collective Ale’, & a BEC Stubby Cooler

All prizes are to be collected from the BE Collective office, and come with a complimentary coffee catch-up with a charming BE Collective staff member!

For your chance to win, simply flick us an email per the link below, and include your work email signature so we know how to contact you!

Good luck!

Email us here!

 

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QUU Tightens Submission Requirements – But we’re ready

Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) have announced that as of 1st of October 2018, they will only accept submissions that have been ‘properly made’ – applications which comply with the QUU’s completeness guidelines. 

This sounds simple, but it turns out that as low as 15% of submissions meet these guidelines.  That’s 85% of submissions rejected on the spot, prior to review. Luckily QUU have published a ‘Check for Completeness Guideline’ available via pdf here.

As QUU Endorsed Consultants, we’re certified experts in the QUU design, documentation, & submission process. If you’re looking for a smooth & easy QUU experience, get in touch with us right away! 

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