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Don’t let the holiday season go to waste

Date: 13-Jan-20
Author: Claire Bell

Cleaning out the house, shed or, worst of all, the kids' rooms? Here's some tips to declutter right.

Cleaning out the house, shed or, worst of all, the kids' rooms? Here's some tips to declutter right.

The summer break is the perfect time to clean out the house, garage or shed. Research by Gumtree[1] and TechCollect[2] has found we could be sitting on thousands of dollars of reusable or recyclable goods that can be given a second life or recycled instead of gathering dust or going to landfill.

 

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Recycling your clean out

If something is beyond repair and had its day, before throwing it in the bin or out for a bulk collection, check if it can be recycled:

Don’t forget to also check what recycling collection and drop off services your local council offers.

 

Who can help?

 

Check out our other tips and share the love. Don’t let the holiday season go to waste!

 

[1]https://www.gumtree.com.au/second-hand-economy/

[2]https://techcollect.com.au/new-research-shows-australians-holding-onto-broken-devices-to-the-detriment-of-the-environment/

 




Claire                                            Bell
Author: Claire Bell

Claire is Planet Ark's Recycling Campaign Manager. After working in the communications industry and raising a young family, she joined Planet Ark to follow her passion for helping the environment.



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