National Recycling Week in 2011 runs from 7 to 13 November. National Recycling Week provides us all with an opportunity to move towards avoiding waste through building on our daily habits to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in the community.
What will you be recycling to celebrate how much you care for our environment and our future?
Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week in November, 1996, as a community education and media campaign. That was 16 years ago! The aim was to bring a national focus to recycling and the broader themes of minimising waste and managing material resources.
Was the recycling aim met? I think, yes.
National Recycling Week (NRW) is an established and highly regarded annual education and behaviour change campaign. National Recycling Week aims to improve the environmental benefits of curbside, industrial and community recycling programs.
In 2011, NRW will focus on four campaign streams:
- Engaging students in learning about the environmental benefits of recycling, through the Schools Recycle Right Challenge.
- Increasing the number of businesses and workplaces involved in recycling, principally through the promotion of the Friday File Fling.
- Promoting community re-use and recycling initiatives, particularly through promotion of council, school and workplace-based Swap Parties as part of the Big Aussie Swap.
- Improving the understanding of curbside recycling, principally through an educative Recycle Right Quiz.