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Recycling Orange Peel and Other Stories

Date: 05-Nov-10

Recycling Orange Peel

The active ingredient in Orange Power’s Multi Purpose Cleaner is made from recycled orange peels – a by-product of the juice industry. To produce a litre of orange oil, it takes about 1 tonne of peel! That’s the weight of a small car! It’s an excellent example of food scrap recycling and it helps you to keep the classroom, office and planet clean. For more information about Orange Power visit

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’

‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ is an innovative recycling program that provides Australians with a free and easy way to recycle used printer cartridges of all types. So far over 13 million printer cartridges have been diverted from landfill and recycled, and the release of 16,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases has been prevented. Planet Ark has joined with our retail collection partners to make recycling the cartridges you use at school and home as easy as possible. Used printer cartridges can be taken to all Officeworks and JB HiFi stores and participating Australia Post, Dick Smith, Tandy, Harvey Norman and The Good Guys outlets. For more information visit or call 1800 24 24 73.

How many battery-operated appliances do you have at school and at home?

Every year Australians spend $400 million on batteries - 95% of these are single-use batteries that end up in landfill. Buying and throwing away single-use batteries is a waste of valuable resources as well as money. What’s more, it takes much more energy to make a single-use battery than we can ever get out of it. Using a Varta recharger and batteries will save you money as well as reduce your impact on the planet. For more information visit

Did you know that Australians recycle more than 2 billion aluminium cans each year?

... which is almost 70% of the cans we use! Cans are made just from one material, aluminium - and because aluminium is infinitely recyclable, your cans can come back again and again. By recycling just six aluminium cans you can offset a 25 kilometre train trip, a 17 kilometre bus ride or a 10 kilometre journey in an average size car. For more information visit

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