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About National Recycling Week

2013 poster © Planet Ark

2013 poster

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 2013 was made possible thanks to our associate sponsors: Australian Packaging CovenantCentury Yuasa, and Cartridges 4 Planet Ark, with support from MobileMuster, TechCollect and 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.

NRW Dates:

2014: Monday 10 - Sunday 16 November

& next year:

2015: Monday 9 - Sunday 15 November

Aims & Objectives

For more information on the Aims, Objectives and Themes of National Recycling Week.

Australian Packaging Covenant

The Australian Packaging Covenant is a proud supporter of National Recycling Week.

Century Yuasa

Century Yuasa, Australia's oldest and most recognised automotive battery manufacturer, is proud to be a supporter of National Recycling Week.

'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

This very successful printer cartridge recycling program has now diverted over 10 million cartridges from Australia's landfills.


MobileMuster is the mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program.


TechCollect is a nationwide recycling service for old computer and accessories, printers and TVs.

Flooring Xtra & Dunlop Flooring

Flooring Xtra and Dunlop Flooring have developed EnviroTred, a carpet underlay that is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.

NRW Evaluation

Download this report which highlights the achievements of the campaign, all which help to make recycling more effective and efficient.