World's largest surfboard made from recycled litter

On Saturday April 25th, the Queensland Cash for Containers team joined forces with Scouts Queensland and took to the beaches to create a statement the local media could not ignore. Using over 2000 cans and bottles largely collected from Gold Coast beaches, parks and waterways, we created the world’s largest surfboard sculpture made from recycled litter. Measuring 13.3m long and 3.5m wide, the attempt was made on the Gold Coast and will be submitted for a new record on


The event highlighted that the discarded beverage litter collected for the sculpture was just the tip of the iceberg, and that it was time for Queenslanders to jump on board and demand a Cash for Containers scheme to curb some of this litter. 

To date, the Queensland team have been working hard to raise awareness and motivate people and to take action. Some of the activities have included getting out and about at local markets, creating community events, and undertaking innovative media stunts such as this one to raise our local media profile. 


It seems to be paying off, as we are closer now than ever before to seeing Cash for Containers become a reality for the Sunshine State.

Kellie Lindsay

Community Campaigner in Queensland

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We have all seen the litter. It’s hard to miss. Actually every minute no less than 15,000 bottles and cans are littered or landfilled in Australia. This represents more packaging waste per person than many overseas countries. Insane isn't it? Fortunately a simple solution is at hand. It is called Cash for Containers or Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).