Planet Ark have developed a clever way to engage people with 'So You Think You Can Recycle? To encourage all people to recycle in Australia, and equally to ensure people are recycling correctly. The goal is to educate people to reduce confusion about recycling from all ages, including school children right thru to Nan and Pop at home.
“Part of the reason people get confused is because of the variety of symbols on packs,” said Ryan Collins, Recycling Programs Manager at Planet Ark. “Our new Australian Recycling Label starting to feature on products should help reduce confusion.”
Recycle the correct plastic bottle
© Jess McCallum 2012
While most people have recycling bins in the kitchen, Planet Ark research found that only 18% of Australian households have recycling bins in the bathroom. Just like kitchens, there are many products in the bathroom that can be recycled, including aerosol cans, shampoo and conditioner bottles, soap packets and cardboard toilet paper rolls.
National Recycling Week Golden Rules are (see below):
The Golden Rules are:
A reminder used printer cartridges from participating brands can be dropped into a ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' collection box at all Officeworks and participating Australia Post, JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets.
SORTING CARTRIDGES BIN
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To find your nearest retail drop off location, visit RecyclingNearYou.com.au or call the Cartridges Hotline on 1800 24 24 73.
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.
Source available: http://recyclingweek.planetark.org/