Planet Ark - Global Recycling Day - an initiative of the Bureau of International Recyclers
Who better to discuss Global Recycling Day for Australians than Planet Ark?

Planet Ark is proud to present Global Recycling Day - 18 March 2018 - an initiative of the Bureau of International Recyclers.

Below are a range of simple actions you can take to support recycling.

Introducing the Seventh Resource

Global Recycling Day aims to change the mind-set of governments, businesses, communities and individuals around the world, to see recyclables as “resource – not waste.”

We all know the six major natural resources on the planet: water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals. Now, recyclables have joined them, as the world’s Seventh Resource.

Make a difference

At home

Follow the Golden Rules of Recycling

From reading labels to the easiest to remember - "If in doubt, leave it out" - these are simple tips that are bound to make you a better recycler.

Recycle more with RecyclingNearYou

RecyclingNearYou is Australia's largest directory of recycling options.

Buy Recycled

Use Planet Ark's recycled products guide to ensure you are buying back the resources you are recycling.


At work

Set up recycling systems at work

The BusinessRecycling website is specifically designed to make it easy for Australian small to medium sized business find re-use and recycling services in their area.

Buy Recycled

Paper is one of the most commonly recycled materials - but did you know that you can now buy high quality 100% recycled office paper that's also FSC certified and carbon neutral? Close the paper loop and get recycled paper today.

Host a Friday File Fling

Declutter your office and get good, reusable office paper back into circulation. The Friday File Fling is a great way to recycle and do a spring clean.

Recycle Printer Cartridges

Your workplace can apply for a FREE printer cartridge collection box. You just need to use more than three cartridges a month.


Starting before National Recycling Week the Schools Recycle Right Challenge is a great way for kids to learn the many aspects of recycling. Visit the website to see all the options available.

Buy 100% recycled Australian made paper for your school

Paper is one of the most commonly recycled materials - but did you know that your school can now buy high quality 100% recycled office paper that's also FSC certified and carbon neutral? Close the paper loop and get recycled paper today.

Set up a Printer Cartridge collection box for parents

Your school can set up a FREE printer cartridge collection box for families

  • Recycling Week
  • Business Recycling
  • recycling Near You
  • Make It Wood
  • Tree Day
  • Cartridges for Planet Ark