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How to get involved with National Recycling Week at home

National Recycling Week: 12 – 18 November 2018

Since 1996, Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week has been empowering Australians to look after the planet by providing tools and information to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.

This year’s National Recycling Week theme, From Waste War to Recycling Reboot, aims to resolve some of the confusion surrounding how to recycle and what happens to our recycling once it has left our hands.

Planet Ark research found that the most common recycling mistake made by residents was putting soft plastics (like bread bags), bagged recyclables and food scraps or organics in the recycling bin. These mistakes cause problems at sorting facilities and lead to more of Australia’s recyclables going to landfill.

If you’re unsure about what can be recycled in your area, head to to find out about what you can and can’t put in your household recycling service.

You can also search for drop-off locations to recycle a wide range of items including electronic waste, batteries, printer cartridges, whitegoods, furniture and much more.

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Katie Eastment

Katie Eastment is a PR consultant and writer who has experience developing content for home, property, food, beverage, health, travel, education sectors and large scale events. When not at her desk, Katie loves the outdoors, reading and catching up with friends and family.

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