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Coffs Harbour City Council introduces sunscreen vending machine
With its residents having a rate of melanoma higher than the national average, Coffs Harbour City Council has commenced a 12-month trail of vending machines that dispenses sunscreen.
Becoming one of the first local government authorities in Australia to install the Suncreen Stations Australia machines, the trial will monitor the number of times sunscreen is dispensed from the stations, which will be stationed at two beaches, a children's playground and the Coffs Harbour International Sports Stadium.
Commenting on the installations, Coffs Harbour City Council Director of Sustainable Infrastructure, Mick Raby told the ABC “we're aware that Australia in general has the highest incidence rate in the world of melanoma.
"It's the third most prevalent cancer and the cure for it is really simple: keep yourself protected from the sun.
"Given Coffs Harbour's weather and the amount of sunshine we get each year, we thought it was a pretty good idea to stick our toe in the water and run a 12-month trial."
The stations operate on a 'pay as you go system', dispensing 10ml to 50ml amounts via a touchscreen, with payment made via debit or credit card.
According to the Cancer Council, only 40% of Australians wear sunscreen, a statistic of Sunscreen Stations Australia founder and General Manager, Ed Joris, hopes his machines will address.
Joris advised “in a perfect world, everyone would remember to take sunscreen to the beach and to apply it before they go.
"So what we're trying to come up with is a solution that will provide people with access to convenient, reliable sunscreen they can continue to reapply."
Developing the technology behind the stations saw the company address a number of technical issues arising during the four-year development process.
Joris added “one of those things is the storage of the sunscreen.
"When sunscreen is exposed to high temperatures or direct sunlight the chemicals separate and the sunscreen loses its effectiveness.
"So, what we've got inside our stations is a combination of active and passive technology that can cool the sunscreen."
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5th August 2019 - Byron Shire upgrades dispensers to keep beaches and parks clean
26th November 2018 - Surfing WA delivers skin cancer prevention education to Western Australians
8th November 2018 - More drinking fountains for Perth’s Optus Stadium as summer approaches
13th September 2018 - Caloundra Indoor Stadium installs new drinking fountain and bottle refill station
7th May 2018 - Cockburn ARC promotes sunscreen awareness with risqué slogan
10th May 2016 - New approach to gym and sport facility vending
12th November 2014 - YMCA pilots healthy choice vending machines
7th October 2014 - Australia leads the world in decline in skin cancer
31st January 2014 - Expansion still planned at Coffs Harbour’s The Big Banana
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