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 recyclingnearyou.com.au 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.