November 9 to 15 marks National Recycling Week.
And now is a great time to learn all about recycling and its benefits.
As part of the Planet Ark initiative, now in its 25th year, the annual event highlights the need to minimise the amount of waste that ends up in landfill each year. Particularly, during the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen a surge in people decluttering and renovating as a result of more time being spent at home.
“Recycling is valuable both environmentally and economically, and is more important than ever in light of the coronavirus pandemic,” Planet Ark Deputy CEO Rebecca Gilling said.
“The majority of councils we surveyed reported increased volumes of general waste in kerbside bins as a result of COVID-19.
“The pandemic has challenged the way we live, work and interact with the world around us and has offered us the chance to build a better future. We know that it is critical that recycling and resource recovery are a part of this.
We want to encourage Australians to play their part in a creating a future beyond the bin,” Ms Gilling added.
To help you on your recycling journey, Planet Ark has provided some handy tips and these can be accessed here.