Following the environmental principle that reuse is better than recycling, especially for high quality goods, the best solution would involve finding people who can make good use of these almost new strings and batteries.
Green Music Australia is working with Music NT who, through their Bush Bands Program and other projects, can distribute large numbers of strings and batteries to Indigenous bands and musicians.
Mark Smith, Music NT’s Executive Director
An industry-wide project to collect almost new strings and batteries for distribution to Indigenous musicians will reduce the music industry’s environmental impact while helping out some of Australia’s most disadvantaged musicians. This turns rubbish into a resource, and a problem into a solution.
This program is just getting started, and can already accept donations of strings and batteries in good condition.
We intend to launch a full roll out in the second quarter of 2017.
We’re already accepting strings and batteries from individuals, bands and agencies. If you know you’ll have some, get in touch with us here and we’ll tell you where to send them.
Very soon, we’ll be set up with our partners to roll the program out across venues around the country! Stay tuned for news on how that will work!