Visit RecyclingWeek.PlanetArk.org website or call the National Recycling Hotline on 1300 733 712 for more information about any of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week initiatives. 

The Golden Rules are:

  • Stay Loose: Recycling goes into the bin loose – never in a plastic bag, and keep other soft plastic out too.
  • Easy does it: Simple materials like paper, cardboard, glass jars and bottles, metal cans and aerosols, cartons and rigid plastics are easy to recycle and accepted in almost all kerbside collections.
  • Into the Garbage: Crockery, window and drink-ware glass, polystyrene, plastic bags, nappies and food are the big baddies in the recycling.
  • Keep It Clean-ish: Recycling does not need to be spotless – just scrape of solid food and give it a quick rinse.
  • Drop ‘Em Off: Kerbside systems cannot separate items like mobiles, computers, batteries and printer cartridges – find local drop off services.
  • If in doubt: Leave it out! Putting the wrong thing in the wrong bin can ruin your good recycling efforts.
  • Buy it Back: Look for recycled products, like Planet Ark Paper and Naturale Toilet Tissue to close the recycle cycle.