National Recycling Week - Planet Ark Environmental Foundation

National Recycling Week

9 - 15 November, 2020

Let's all become better at recycling and managing our rubbish

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What is National Recycling Week?

National Recycling Week helps you reduce your waste and recycle right. 

For more than two decades, Planet Ark has been stimulating and cultivating positive behaviour change through this highly regarded program. Held in the second week of November each year, we educate and inspire households, schools, workplaces and councils to rethink their rubbish by following the waste hierarchy – reduce, reuse and then recycle. 

National Recycling Week helps you better understand what happens to your rubbish and recycling beyond the bin, and how to improve your environmental footprint with tips and ideas on applying the waste hierarchy to your daily life. 

Why do we need National Recycling Week?

Recycling can be confusing, especially since China’s effective ban on recycling imports and media coverage about the “waste crisis”. To ensure recycling is sustainable in Australia, Planet Ark aims to increase trust in recycling and help Australians recycle correctly. 

Engaging Australians on the importance of closing the recycling loop by buying products made with recycled content is also key to creating a sustainable future. We need to rethink our waste and see it as a resource that can be turned into new products. By keeping these materials in circulation for as long as possible, this benefits the environment by reducing the extraction of virgin materials for new products, as well as the water and energy it takes to make them.

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