National Recycling Week takes place from November 10th to 16th to help educate communities within Australia about the many benefits of recycling.
Recycling is a word that a lot of Australian’s hear regularly, but how many people really take the time to learn what can and can’t be recycled?
Putting the correct items into a recycling bin is a good place to start, but there are many other ways to recycle and help improve the environment. For instance, you could shop for pre-loved items at op-shops, give away rather than throw away things you no longer need, and promote recycling in the workplace by joining a free collection program.
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again.
During National Recycling Week there will be events and activities all around Australia to help teach people and about the many ways that recycling can become a part of daily life.
If you want to find out more about National Recycling Week and what you can do to help improve the environmental outcomes of recycling, then check out recyclingweek.plantetark.org