Environbank Installs Super Kiosk RVM at Springfield Orion Shopping Centre

Do you need to dispose of bottles, cans and other recyclables at home? There’s now a convenient and contactless way to do this at the Springfield Orion Shopping Centre, where Environbank has installed a Super Kiosk RVM (reverse vending machine).

Found at the centre’s carpark, the Super Kiosk RVM is a piece of high-tech equipment that can process over 100 bottles per minute and recycle up to 1,120 glass bottles or 3,000 PET per unit. As a reverse vending machine, this facility allows users to earn rewards like cash via a bank refund if people sign up with Envirobank’s Crunch app. 

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For every recycled container, users can earn up to 15 Crunch credits equivalent to 10 cents. When users have accumulated a set amount, they may redeem these for rewards or transfer the cash with Environbank’s participating partners. 

The Crunch app is linked to various stores where users may redeem their credits, such as Coles, Target, KMart, Dominos, iTunes, PlayStation, Optus and Vodafone. 

Here’s what can and can be “deposited” at the Super Kiosk RVM: 

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Additionally, the RVM has a scanner for reading the container’s barcode, which will determine the eligibility.

Environbank, established in 2008, is an Indigenous-owned company that aims to create social impact and boost the public’s recycling habits. It works in conjunction with Containers for Change to improve Queensland’s recycling rate to 85 percent by 2022. 

Despite recycling over two billion plastic, cans and bottles in the last two years, Queensland still has less than 45 percent recycling rate and it’s lower compared to other regions. The pandemic lockdowns forced some facilities to close as work-from-home became the norm. The Super Kiosk RVM could be the innovation to usher more changes, to benefit the environment, as it also partners with businesses. 

Helping Turn Negatives into Positives with Stylist Ada Solly at Springfield Fashion Accessories Workshop

“Great style includes knowing how to accessorise.” That is what Springfield stylist Ada Solly tells her fashion patrons. She will be conducting a “Fashion Accessories Workshop” this 11 July 2017 at Saylor & Saige in Springfield’s Orion Shopping Centre. Ms Solly promises a fun and educational day, with a complimentary glass of champagne to celebrate the event. Exclusive discounts and special giveaways will also be on offer for workshop participants.

Nine years ago, Ms Solly, suffered a trauma that she has since successfully overcome through her deep and unrelenting passion for fashion. Moving to a new side of Brisbane and starting her work in the fashion retail industry gave her hope and enough strength to cope with everything. Now, she wants to share this passion to the community in an aim to let others see the beauty that it brought to her own life.

Ada Solly Styling

“My aim is to help people who have been through trauma, divorce or whatever and to help them feel a bit better,” Ms Solly said in an interview with other members of the media. According to her, getting up in the morning and picking a coloured shirt to wear then going out for coffee made her feel better during difficult days. With her fashion line, Ada Solly Styling, she hopes to inspire others to do and feel the same.

Among the lessons outlined for the upcoming event include “how to accessorise to suit your outfit, the occasion, your body shape and skin tone.” Participants will get to try on mixing and matching available accessories with different outfits.

“… We have both a horizontal and vertical body shape. It’s basically going to be about wearing accessories and outfits to balance your body so you can look your best,” explained Ms Solly.

Everything will be discussed in a friendly manner over a glass of champagne throughout the duration of the workshop. Moreover, there will be a bonus opportunity to shop in the Saylor & Saige boutique “at a special discounted price.”

Ms Solly will be holding the workshop together with Saylor & Saige owner Sarah Franklin. The event will commence at 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person inclusive of styling session, drinks, some nibbles, and a gift bag. Details will be sent with your registration confirmation.

Saylor & Saige is located in Shop 45 at the Springfield Orion Shopping Centre, which conveniently stands on the suburb’s Isidore Street. For further inquiries, registrations, and bookings regarding the upcoming workshop, you may call on 04 0964 5992 or send an email to ada@adasollystyling.com.au.

Register for the event online.

You may also contact the boutique and workshop venue via Facebook or email (info@saylorandsaige.com). Store opens seven days a week at varying hours. They’re available for shopping Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursdays (9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.), Saturdays (9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and Sundays (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.).