National Recycling Week
Okay, so recycling isn't ideal. The ideal solution would be not to have waste at all. But baby steps! And it is better than things ending up in landfill!
Unfortunately, a lot of people don't know what or how to recycle and recyclable items are still ending up in landfill - which is why Planet Ark have a program, "National Recycling Week".
This week's theme is "Recovery - A future beyond the bin". They are calling for everyone to value their resources, give them a second life by reusing and recycling.
Reducing our waste benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our need for new materials - it can also save you money!
This year, Planet Ark are focusing on three main materials:
Food waste - Did you know that the cost of food waste for the average household each year is $1026 - enough for a return flight to Fiji!
E-waste - Australia disposes of 21.7kg of e-waste each year, which is one of the highest in the world!
Packaging - only 16% of plastic packaging is recycled in Australia, compared to 63% of paper and cardboard packaging!
Pop over to their website to get some tips and tricks - https://planetark.org/programs/national-recycling-week
Do you know how to recycle?