July 31, 2018

Waste warrior nuns' decade-long morning walk habit to collect scrap pays off with food for the needy

Long before the war on waste, two central Queensland nuns picked up the fight and found a way to give back to charity at the same time.

Every morning for the past 10 years, sisters Colleen Livermore and Carmel Boyle have walked through the town of Blackwater picking up rubbish as they go.

Originally their rubbish walk was a way of beautifying the town, but the sisters quickly realised their recycling efforts could also help those in need.

Any aluminium cans they pick up are taken to a nearby scrap metal company where they are given two cents per three metal cans.

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