National Recycling Week 2018 - From Waste War to Recycling Reboot

Date: 28-Aug-18
Author: Liam Taylor

There are a range of ways to get involved with National Recycling Week 2018! © Liam Taylor

There are a range of ways to get involved with National Recycling Week 2018!

Planet Ark is encouraging everyone to reboot their perspective on recycling in the lead up to the most important National Recycling Week since it was founded 22 years ago! 
Concern for the environment in 2018 has been dominated by discussion about the impact of China’s new waste policies and how Australian businesses and consumers can adapt, single-use plastic pollution and the ABC’s War On Waste series. In light of these developments, it is important for Australia to reboot the narrative around recycling and part of that is dispelling myths to ensure Australians can take control of their own recycling journeys. 

This year’s theme, From Waste War to Recycling Reboot, aims to resolve confusion surrounding how to recycle right and what happens to our recycling, following a range of materials on their journey through the emerging circular economy.  

Now in its 23rd year, Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week was founded to put national focus on the environmental benefits of recycling. While around 98% of Australians recycle, many don’t know what goes on behind the scenes. Part of the reboot will therefore entail providing information on what goes on beyond the bin. 

National Recycling Week activities such as Buy It Back Day, Friday File Fling, Big Aussie Swap and the Schools Recycle Right Challenge are designed to bring recycling to schools, social or community groups and businesses, in addition to the recycling actions people take at home.   

Visit or call the National Recycling Hotline on 1300 733 712 for further information about any of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week initiatives.

Do you want to align your business/brand with an established and highly regarded annual campaign that continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change? For more information about how your business can get involved or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact our Partner Relations Manager Kristie on (02) 8484 7233 or

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Liam                                              Taylor
Author: Liam Taylor

Liam is Planet Ark's Communications Coordinator. Prior to joining Planet Ark Liam spent his time studying global environmental issues, travelling Southeast Asia on the cheap and working for a sustainable property management company in Bali, Indonesia.

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