News Grabs

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  • NRW 2016 News Grab 7 - James Treble ( 1.01MB wav file)
    Australia currently sits in 13th place on the OECD recycling rankings behind countries such as Germany, South Korea and Britain and ahead of France, the United States and Canada.
  • NRW 2016 News Grab 6 - James Treble ( 826kb wav file)
    On a global scale, recycling has the potential to help address climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by between 10-15%.
  • NRW 2016 News Grab 5 - James Treble ( 1.01MB wav file)
    The quality of recycled office paper has improved so much over the years that 7 out of 10 people were unsure or not confident to choose between sheets of 100% recycled and new paper.
  • NRW 2016 News Grab 4 - James Treble ( 1.32MB wav file)
    Buying products like toilet paper made from recycled materials is important in closing the recycling loop. People over 50, however are the most likely to have a negative view of the quality of recycled paper, but these days it's really hard to tell the difference.
  • NRW 2016 News Grab 3 - James Treble ( 1.26MB wav file)
    Planet Ark research found that less than one in five Australian households have recycling bins in the bathroom, potentially overlooking aerosol cans, shampoo and conditioner bottles, soap packets and the cardboard toilet paper rolls for recycling.
  • NRW 2016 News Grab 2 - James Treble ( 1.32MB wav file)
    8 out of 10 councils surveyed by Planet Ark from across the country said that plastic bags and other soft plastics are the biggest problems in the recycling bin. The good news is that soft plastics can be recycled at major supermarkets.
  • NRW 2016 News Grab 1 - James Treble ( 787kb wav file)
    The average Australian produces 647kg of kerbside waste each year, making us among the biggest consumers in the world.