National Recycling Week, established by Planet Ark in 1996, is held every year during the second week of November, The campaign aims to helps you reduce your waste and recycle right. This year we're celebrating its 25th anniversary! Therefore, the focus of 2021 is:
Whether you work at a council or school, are part of a community group, or would like to get your household or workplace involved, there are many ways to celebrate National Recycling Week.
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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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