Recycling

National Recycling Week 2012

recycling

12 - 18 November, 2012

National Recycling Week is the perfect opportunity to make long-term changes to your home, office or school. Get involved and encourage the practice of recycling as much as you can to reduce your impact on the planet, all the while having some fun!

Host your own swap party for you and your friends to freshen your wardrobe with pre-loved items, or organise a Friday file fling at your workplace to de-clutter your work environment. Activities for the kids can be found at the website, with loads of recycling themed lessons plans available for use by teachers.

Where: Australia
When: Monday 12th-Sunday 18th November, 2012
Cost: Free
Click here for more information

Buy Nothing New Month 2012

Buy Nothing New Month

The month of October

Buy Nothing New Month is a community driven event held each year to combat modern consumerism movements. It is a month long event that challenges society's way of thinking that we 'need' lots of material possessions to be happy, as well as raising awareness of the waste this lifestyle creates.

To take part, you simply pledge to buy nothing new for the month of October.

This event is good for your wallet, and good for your conscience as you acknowledge the impact your actions have on the planet and work to lessen them. Being a part of Buy Nothing New Month can also be fun; organise a clothes-swapping day with your friends or explore your local vintage stores and op shops for recycled goods.

This month is not about going without essentials. It is about thinking deeply about what we truly need in life and reducing the impact on finite resources.

Where: Australia, Netherlands and the US
When: The month of October, 2012
Cost: Free
Click here for more information

soap-story

Just add soap

Monday, 13 August 2012

A couple of innovative friends in the U.S are saving lives around the world by recycling leftover soap from hotels.

plastic-bags

Ask G: Do plastic bags contaminate recycling?

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Tanya Ha tackles your eco-questions and finds out what happens to plastic bags in recycling bins.

SodaStream-blog

How to taunt Coke

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

SodaStream South Africa explains why they refuse to cave in to demands from Coca-Cola after they received a letter of demand over cans and bottles used in their ‘Cage’ project.

recycling-blog

Recycling difficult items

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The G office wraps up last issue’s Challenge to recycle forgotten items, with some items proving more difficult to recycle than others!

Mobile-story

Sitting on a mine

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The G office has taken on this month's Challenge by collecting over 20 old mobile phones for recycling! We trace what will happen to them next.

reno-recycling-story

The 'r's of renovation

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

We’ve become quite the champs at home recycling, but when it comes to recycling and reusing your actual home and other materials, where to start?

Recycle-revision

Recycle revision

Monday, 16 January 2012

Australians have proven to be great household recyclers since the council dropped the extra bin off at our homes, but often confusion can prevail on exactly what to recycle and what has to be trashed. Time to sort the trash.

recycling-centres

We love... Recycling centres

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Save some (non) trash from landfill and hit up some of these great recycling centres.

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