National Recycling Week 2017

National Recycling Week 2017

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week campaign promotes the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling!

National Recycling Week 2017 runs Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November 2017.

Explore the theme for this year, What Goes Around: Why Buying Recycled Matters.

National Recycling Week means you CAN recycle wherever you are.. home, work, school or around town.

The first is to link the benefits of recycling to the fight against global warming. Recycling aids in the fight against global warming by reducing the amount of new materials we use to sustain out lifestyle, for example, making an aluminium can from recycled material uses 95% less energy than making one from material. By recycling organic material, like food scraps and garden cuttings, we reduce the amount of methane produced by landfills. Methane is a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.

The second aim is to encourage individuals and businesses to Recycle More and Recycle Better. Research conducted by Pollinate Green for Planet Ark, and sponsored by Bartercard, shows that about 50% of businesses recycle any of the glass, metal and tin cans and plastics used on their premises. It’s great that these businesses are recycling but there’s still room for improvement. That research also showed that 80% of people wrongly believed they can put drinkware glass in their home recycling. As little a 5 grams (the size of a 10 cent piece) of this glass is enough to contaminate an entire tonne of recyclable bottle and jar glass – sending it to landfill.

When we Recycle More we reduce our impact on the Earth. When we Recycle Better we make the whole process more efficient.

Also see Melbourne Recycling Services


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