I RECYCLE:A GUIDE TO KERBSIDE RECYCLING IN SYDNEY
I RECYCLE SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION
Following extensive research, 1300RUBBISH Pty Ltd is now proud to introduce “I RECYCLE”, a recycling education initiative that aims to reduce the amount of recyclable materials going to landfill by increasing the awareness and knowledge of recycling best practices.
1300RUBBISH is a waste logistics Company that collects and transports building and demolition materials plus bulky unwanted items such as fridges, lounges and other household or office furniture. By Jan 2007, 1300RUBBISH will have built a franchised national network covering Australia’s seven most populated cities.
1300RUBBISH makes a concerted effort to recycle as much rubbish as possible to help the environment but also to keep spiraling tipping costs down.
This new initiative grew from the Company’s recognition that recycling requires change and an active effort and one key ingredient – knowledge of what can and can’t be recycled.
I RECYCLE’s first area of investigation is Kerbside Recycling in Sydney.
An overwhelming majority of Australians think recycling is very important for the environment but unfortunately with Sydneysiders recycling less than half of what they can recycle, most don’t know what can be recycled.
Roy Morgan Research http://www.roymorgan.com featured in The Australian, 4 May 2006 shows that Australians consider themselves very active recyclers. 86% of Australians agreed that, “I try to recycle everything I can”.
Great little information package about recycling... go to irecycle.com.au
This is my quick go-to guide for deciding which alternative option you have when trying not use a single use disposable plastic. Use BOLD alternatives as last resort!
Check www.irecycle.com.au for a current status an what plastics your local council collect and recover to send off for recycling.
Save up to $0.50 off your next take away coffee!
Simply use your own keep cup or just a regular mug next time and say 'I'll have that to TAKE AWAY' rather than 'I'll have that to THROW AWAY'.
Take a look at Responsible Cafes’ map for participating locations Australia-wide to find the cafe nearest you.
No two leaves are alike, and yet there is no antagonism
between them or between the branches on which they grow.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Lids must be removed from bottles and containers before placing in the recycling bin but leaving them loose in your recycling bin means they are often too small to be captured at the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) where recyclables are sorted.
We’ve been told to put these in the waste bin BUT now you can simply collect plastic lids in a milk bottle and once full, loosely place original lid on and place in your recycling bin with a lid on. Sorters at the MRF's will easily be able to identify and sort your milk bottle with lids and recycle it with other mixed and miscellaneous plastics.
NOTE: If your council doesn’t recycle #6 and #7 plastics, collect them separately and take to a friends bin whose council does and prevent it going to landfill waste. www.IRECYCLE.com.au