No time to waste

No one would doubt the importance of recycling. The need to protect our planet and to ensure future generations enjoy what we have enjoyed is a no-brainer!

National Recycling Week is an annual event that reminds us of the necessity of keeping our communities clean. Established by Planet Ark in 1996, the event will be held from November 7 to 13.

This year National Recycling Week will explore the idea that Waste isn’t Waste until it’s Wasted. 

Many community events are planned, and topics will include how to give resources a second life, how to reduce the need for newly produced resources, and recycling. It it is not about recycling more but recycling better.

Reducing waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill but it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

There are many ways to reduce waste and avoid littering. For example, most states and territories now have a 10-cent deposit scheme for drink containers. It was first introduced in SA in 1977 and next year Victoria will follow suit becoming the last state to do so.

Further details about National Recycling Week are available at:

Also, check out our Figuring out Families podcast where we chat to Josie Jones, the 2020 Victorian Local Hero, who spends most mornings clearing rubbish from her local beach. She sets a fine example of what you can do in your local community.

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