MCEC joins forces with Bright Sparqe

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MCEC joins forces with Bright Sparqe

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is to throw its weight behind the Australia-based charity Bright Sparqe.

Bright Sparqe connects other charities in need to businesses who have surplus products and food to donate and aims to simplify the process of redistributing goods to charities, while assisting vulnerable communities and facilitating the reduction of waste.

MCEC has creating an account for adding the details of products and unused food organisations wish to donate. Once an item is submitted, charities can browse, claim and collect from MCEC in real-time.

Sam Ferrier (pictured), sustainability manager of MCEC, said: “The event industry can be a wasteful one, and while we are doing our best to avoid waste in the first place, it’s great to be able to donate leftover and unwanted items to the local community, particularly when it can go to people in need.”

Charbel Yamouni, founder and executive director of Bright Sparqe, added: “With support from MCEC, Bright Sparqe can continue the journey to provide for our partner charities with fast access to brand new products and unused food, that will genuinely assist the communities most vulnerable.”

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