Planet Ark News

Best Fling Ever

Date: 15-Dec-15
Author: Ryan Collins

Employees from Glentworth enjoying the Friday File Fling

Employees from Glentworth enjoying the Friday File Fling

For Planet Ark's National Recycling Week 2015, a record number of organisations including businesses, councils, community groups and schools joined in the Friday File Fling. Unused paper files across the country were turned back into a valuable resource whilst more than twice as many workplaces as last year were decluttered.

Based on the reported results, it is estimated over 40 tonnes of old files were recycled or 730 wheelie bins (240L). This equates to saving:

  • enough energy to power a CFL bulb for 1,467,483   hours, or over 167 years,
  • over 14,800 L of water,
  • over 26 tonnes of carbon emissions, and
  • over 176,000 L of landfill space!

So a big congratulations to the 120 organisations and 6,500 plus people who participated! Check out some of the photos.

Don't forget to make sure you close the recycling loop by switching to Australian made high-recycled content office paper.


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