Recycling - Recycle Right

Episode: 5
Title: Recycling - Recycle Right
Broadcast: Sunday Dec 4th 2016
Presenter: Chrissy Morrissy

While recycling is a great way to reuse things we no longer need, just avoiding the waste all together is an even better idea. Chrissy gives us some tips on how we can reduce our impact on the environment.

  • In 2015, Western Australians produced over 6 million tonnes of waste. For every Western Australian, that equates to approximately 1.6 tonnes of household waste.
  • While plastic is quite a durable, lightweight product, it can take hundreds of years to breakdown. To cut down your plastic use, you can start by replacing items you use in your everyday life, such as plastic water bottles, coffee cups, straws and bags, with reusable products.
  • If you want to stop junk mail, get yourself a “No Junk Mail” sticker for your letterbox.
  • You can purchase things that need little or no packaging.
  • Unwanted or unneeded goods can be donated to charity.
  • Food waste costs Australian households around $8 billion per year. All that rotting food produces methane, which contributes to climate change. Plan your meals carefully; use leftovers and if you do have any scraps use a compost bin or worm farm.
  • Recycle Right has created an app that provides you with everything you need to reduce, reuse and recycle correctly. For information on how you can do your bit, visit www.recycleright.wa.gov.au.

The Southern Metropolitan Regional Council
P: (08) 9329 2700
W: www.smrc.com.au

Recycle Right
www.recycleright.wa.gov.au

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