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Planet Ark Hosts Australia’s National Recycling Week

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Australia – Planet Ark hosts National Recycling Week November 12-18.

Key Links
From Waste War to Recycling Reboot Report
https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/nationalrecyclingweek/research/2018/#HDWKTRW-Section
From Waste War to Recycling Reboot Report Key Findings
https://planetark.org/campaigns/nrw.cfm
https://recyclingnearyou.com.au
https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/nationalrecyclingweek/research/2018
HP Australia Environmental Sustainability Study 2018
https://www.facebook.com/events/1569022466534537

Key Findings: Council Issues (survey of 180 local councils)
Top recycling mistakes
Soft plastics in the recycling bin (46%)
Bagged recyclables in the recycling bin (41%)
Food/organic waste in the recycling bin (22%)
Non-recyclable plastics (16%)
Polystyrene (15%)
Clothing (11%)
Nappies (11%)

Next big waste issue
Food and organic waste and how to deal with it (25%)
Developing markets for recyclables and recycled materials in
Australia (24%)
Improving the current kerbside recycling system (19%)

Almost 76% of councils listed ‘reducing resident confusion’ as a high priority, with over 90% seeing it as a mid to high priority

Planet Ark
https://planetark.org
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Recycling
Recycling aids in the fight against global warming by reducing the amount of new materials we use to sustain our lifestyle. Recycling is a constantly evolving industry, with new initiatives and technologies in continual development which can lead to confusion about what can and can’t be recycled.

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