About National Recycling Week
In November 1996, 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.
National Recycling Week 2012 is made possible by major sponsorship from Tetra Pak, with supporting sponsorship from The Aluminium Can Group, Australian Packaging Covenant, Century Yuasa, Cartridges 4 Planet Ark and support from Flooring Xtra.
Throughout the year, Planet Ark also provides accurate information through the Recycling Near You website and hotline (1300 733 712) for recycling at home, and the Business Recycling website and hotline (1300 763 768) for recycling at work.
2012: Monday 12 - Sunday 18 November.
2013: Monday 11 - Sunday 17 November.
2014: Monday 10 - Sunday 16 November.
For more information on the Aims, Objectives and Themes of National Recycling Week.
Tetra Pak is a leading maker of cartons for milk, juice and other liquid foods used world wide. The key component in each carton we produce is specialised cardboard which, like all paper, is recyclable and is indeed widely recycled around the world.
ACG is the industry association representing the aluminium can manufacturing industry in Australia.
The Australian Packaging Covenant is a proud supporter of National Recycling Week 2012.
Century Yuasa, Australia's oldest and most recognised automotive battery manufacturer, is proud to be a supporter of National Recycling Week in 2012.
This very successful printer cartridge recycling program has now diverted over 10 million cartridges from Australia's landfills.