Jump into Recycle Week

National Recycling Week 2017 is here!

Have you ever thought about recycling more or even starting a compost system? Well this is your chance! Seize the day and challenge yourself to make one change at home or in the office to reduce the amount of waste you generate.

Throughout National Recycling Week the team at NACC will be promoting handy tips and advice via our social media platforms so make sure you like and follow

If you are not sure what can be recycled in your local area, check out the Planet Ark RecyclingNearYou.com.au website and get in touch with your local council or shire.

 

Recycling and reducing waste at work

There are lots of small things you can do at work to reduce waste either as an individual or as a whole organisation. Planet Ark has compiled a heap of resources to help you so make sure you check out their Business and Workplace recycling pages.

To get you started why not give one of these ago:

  • Remove your desk bin – not only will you save on the number of individual bin liners thrown out each week, you also get the added health benefits of getting up regularly from your desk.
  • Set up a recycled paper tray on the office printer for reusing paper that has only been printed on one side.
  • Run a Friday File Fling – it’s a great opportunity to clean out the office!
  • Join a Free Collection Program – there are heaps of free recycling programs for hard to recycle items like express post bags, printer cartridges and coffee pods.
  • Buy Recycled – is your printer paper and stationary items made out of recycled materials?
  • Take your lunch scraps home to compost

Recycling and reducing waste at home

Each local council or shire recycles a bit differently, so it is important to find out what items you can recycle locally and how to recycle correctly. For example in Geraldton only plastic types 1 and 2 can be recycled and all containers need to be washed and their lids removed. However in Jurien Bay plastic types 1, 2 and 3 plastics can be recycled.

  • Give up plastic bin liners – using newspaper really does work!
  • Get informed – find out what you can recycle in your local area
  • Set up a recycling station at home
  • Start composting in your garden or even just dig your food scraps into the ground, it will still help to improve the soil and reduce waste going to landfill.

For more ideas about what you can do during National Recycling Week check out the Planet Ark website and NACC websites.

 

1 comment

Reuse shredded paper in chook roost pens, they add fertiliser then you re-use it in the vegetable garden. make sure you keep it wet to help break down

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