What Goes Around Comes Around’ is the theme of 2023’s National Recycling Week (13-19 November). This is an annual event that educates and empowers us to improve our recycling practices.
While 78% of Australians self-identify as good recyclers, the Recycling Behaviours Report 2023 reveals that many of us are making common waste disposal mistakes that result in the contamination of our recycling.
Contaminants can diminish the quality of other recyclables and even render them non-recyclable. In some cases, just a few contaminated bins can ruin an entire load of recyclables. So, this year’s National Recycling Week campaign emphasises quality over quantity. It’s not just about recycling more; it’s about recycling better.
- Check if you’re making common recycling mistakes and, when in doubt, refer to the recycling directory.
- Visit Planet Ark’s material information page to learn what happens to the materials you recycle.
- Recycle your old electronic devices in one of Griffith’s e-waste bins located at each campus library.
- Become a volunteer with the Griffith Repair Café.
Find out more by reading some of Griffith’s related open access research:
- The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG#12 Responsible Consumption and Production
- Attitudinal, normative, and control beliefs underlying people’s curbside household waste recycling decisions
- Handling E-Waste with care: prevention against e-pollution hazards via the ‘Recycle-Reuse-Share-Repair’ scheme In Brisbane, Australia
Discover more on these topics on Griffith Research Online.
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