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YFS’ social enterprise, Substation33 was announced as one of the finalists in the Community Awards at the 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards that took place at a gala evening at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday.

From 117 entrants in this year’s awards, Substation33 became finalist for its innovative effort in addressing Logan unemployment by offering a safe and supported work environment for volunteers and employees to disassemble e-waste and direct the materials back into the recycling industry.

YFS’ social enterprise plays an important role in giving members of the greater Logan community the opportunity to reconnect with training and employment. It operates as an electronic waste recycling centre, where people can build capacity, skills and confidence in the workplace.

“We are delighted to be recognized not only as a social business but as an environmentally sustainable business too,” says Tony Sharp, Social Enterprise Development Manager for Substation33.

The Premier’s Sustainability Awards are a statewide program that recognises the achievements of Queenslanders in adopting sustainable practices.