The planet has limited resources available for human use. Digging up a non-renewable metal, like aluminium, using it once for a disposable drink package then sending it to landfill is not sustainable. As the global population grows and the impacts of climate change place additional pressure on natural resources, everyone will need to use materials more efficiently.
Planet Ark creates and encourages opportunities for re-use and recycling - helping Australians to extract the maximum benefit from the resources they use in their daily lives.
Key Sustainable Resource Use Activities
- RecyclingNearYou.com.au - connecting Australian households to information about recycling services
- BusinessRecycling.com.au - helping businesses minimise waste and access recycling services
- National Recycling Week - an annual campaign to help everyone become a successful recycler
- ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' - a free, national program helping people recycle millions of printer cartridges each year
- Make it Recycled Partnership with Australian Paper, promoting use of recycled office paper
- BINGO Skip Bins Partnership - encouraging recycling of large-volume industrial waste
- Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) - helping businesses design better packaging