Resource Recovery Initiatives
Got old directories?
Simply recycle them through your normal household (Yellow Lid Bin) or work recycling service!
Bulk loads of directories can be deposited for free in the co-mingled skip at the Burnie Waste Managment Centre.
Need some ideas for what to do with your used Computers, Monitors, TVs, Stereos, Kitchen Appliances and other electronic items.
You can Rehome them if they are still working or Recycle them if they are not.
Organic material ‘anaerobically’ without air in landfill produces methane: a gas with 25 x the global warming impact of Co2!
If composted, this same organic mulch helps to absorb carbon back into the soil instead.
SAVE MONEY on your Power Bill for FREE!!
Too many tomatoes/lettuce/zucchinis in your garden?
It takes a lot less energy to Avoid and Reduce waste in the first instance, and only recycling what can’t be Reused first!
Do you want to save some money?
Buy your used School Uniform from the Uniform Exchange
Do you have Uniforms you no longer need?
Make some money by selling through the Uniform Exchange
The Tasmanian Eat Local Challenge is a simple, fun and delicious way to get involved for a happy, healthy, sustainable and prosperous Tasmania.
Register for FREE! Fill up your Car! Meet new people! Go Places! Save $ and do your bit for combating global climate change.
A clean and green Party is just a click away.
The festive season is a time for family, friends, holidays, presents and lots of food!
There are lots of simple things you can do to have a fun and also green festive season. Some of them will also save you money!
Flouro Lamps Recycling now as 'ezy' as posting a letter!
Ezy-Return reply-paid Recycling Packs.
You simply fill the pack(s) and lodge them at any Australia Post outlet/agent.
Local Stockists of Ezy-Return Recycling Packs include major Electrical Suppliers:
Rexel Electrical Supplies -
12 Wellington St, Burnie South TAS 7320 ph: (03) 6431 3788
Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling.
Now in its 17th year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:
- Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
- Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.
Do you ever get angry about excess packaging the appliances, clothing, hardware or food you buy?
Do you want to do something about it? With Christmas just around the corner, there's going to be more consumer items purchased than at any other time of year, and where consumer items go, packaging follows.
The good news is that the Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) has established a Packaging Line to provide the community with a way to lodge complaints and receive advice about consumer packaging.
Mobile phone users can join the "Memory Muster" and revive their top photographic images as part of MobileMuster's new initiative to encourage people to recycle the 22 million old mobiles and accessories lying around in their homes and businesses.
Do the Scrunch Test to decide if an item can be recycled in your Yellow Lid Bin.
Hard Rigid Plastics are OK, Soft & Breakable are not.
Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.
Human beings depend for their sustenance, health, well-being and enjoyment of life on biodiversity. We derive all of our food and many medicines and industrial products from the wild and domesticated components of biological diversity. Biodiversity is the basis for much of our recreation and tourism, and includes the ecosystems which provide us with many services such as clean water.
Keep Australia Beautiful Week (KAB Week) is held at the end of August each year, and was developed by Keep Australia Beautiful to remind people about the simple things they can do in their daily lives to reduce the impact on the environment and encourage action.
Don't forget to return your Trolley to the nearest Trolley Bay!
If you see a trolley that’s wandered away, you can help our neighbourhood by reporting it to Trolley Tracker™ on www.trolleytracker.com.au or free-call to 1800 641 497.
Planet Ark is calling on all Green Thumbs to register their National Tree Day Site
National Tree Day will be on Sunday 29th July and Schools Tree Day will be on Friday 27th July 2012
Register Online Now!
or call 1300 88 5000 - Because Life is Better With Trees
The 5th of June is World Environment Day (WED).
What are you going to do for WED?
Organize a neighborhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags, plant a tree, walk to work, start a recycling drive . . . the possibilities are endless.
WWF's footprint goal is to work with individuals, governments & businesses, facilitating the change to a world where we live within the planets means