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It's National Recycling Week

by Eddy Friday November 8th 2019

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Planet Ark's National Recycling Week is the annual opportunity for residents, workplaces, schools and councils to brush up on their knowledge to become successful recyclers.

More than 90% Australians agree that recycling it is the right thing to do.

Hosted by Planet Ark, National Recycling Week 2019 aims to educate communities on recycling and effective waste management. Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, with the aim to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.

National Recycling Week is a highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives. It also aims to give people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.

What is the main aim of recycling?

Recycling goods for new goods saves energy and reduces the amount of industrial work that needs to be done to create a new product. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and thus reduces global warming and air pollution. Recycling also reduces waste in global landfills

Local councils across Australia are hosting events for National Recycling Week. Click here to find one in your area

The Schools Recycle Right Challenge is an initiative of Planet Ark's National Recycling Week. Schools can participate in the Challenge. Remember to register for the Schools Recycle Right Challenge at http://schoolsrecycle.planetark.org/involved/ so your activities can be added to the national totals. 

The dates for National Recycling Week this year and next year are:

  • Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November 2019
  • Monday 9 to Sunday 15 November 2020

We hope you join us and other Australians particpate in this fantastic event!

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