Melbourne: 'Elizabeth' star Cate Blanchett has launched a new rainwater collection system.

The 42-year-old actress lend her support to the Sydney Theatre Company's latest green initiative, which captures rainwater from the roof and stores it to service the building's showers and toilets, reported Sydney Herald.
   
Blanchett and her husband Andrew Upton, who both serve as artistic directors at the Sydney Theatre Company, were present
for the big unveiling and she commended locals for taking action to save one of the world's most precious resources.

"We're all pleased to bring this innovative engineering technology into our creative lives today and indeed to be a showcase of how such systems can function to great economic and societal benefit."

(Agencies)