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BAS - Councils

  • Council Activity Guide (1.78MB pdf file)
    The Council Activity Guide has been compiled with information supplied from councils. It outlines a range of activities that have been successfully implemented by councils throughout the country.
  • Council Swap Party Guide (1.81MB pdf file)
    Council Big Aussie Swap Party Survival Guide contains all you need to know to hold a successful Swap Party for your residents.
  • Event Banner for the Big Aussie Swap (689kb pdf file)
    A 4x1m banner for printing on PVC or other material, which you can add your logo to and type your details into.
  • NRW08 Council Survey Summary (849kb pdf file)
    In preparation for National Recycling Week 2008 (NRW08) Planet Ark surveyed councils from around the country. The aim of the research was to gather input from councils to inform the development of the aims, objectives and strategies for NRW08, especially those relating to councils.
  • Swap Party Invitation (402kb pdf file)
    Type in your details to this adaptable invitation to participate in the Big Aussie Swap

BAS - Schools

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Behaviour Change Articles

  • Getting a Foot in the Door (142kb pdf file)
    Asking staff at your workplace to make small changes to their behaviour is one of the best ways to get them to make bigger changes in the future. It's the old 'foot in the door' trick.
  • Sending the Right Signs (141kb pdf file)
    Signs and prompts are some of the most useful tools to encourage positive environmental behaviour.

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Friday File Fling

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    Recycling and composting create 3 times as many jobs as sending the same amount of waste to landfill. Recycling is good for the planet as well as for the economy.
  • NRW 2009 Radio CSA (click the button to play or download) NRW 2009 Radio CSA
    Audio Community Service Announcement for National Recycling Week 2009 (588kb)
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 1 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (816kb wav file)
    Last year, about 29 million televisions and computers across Australia were discarded, but only around 10% of those were recycled.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 1 - Magdalena Roze (957kb wav file)
    Australians are among the most rapid adopters of new technology in the world, so electronic waste like televisions and computers is growing three times faster than any other type of waste in the country.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 2 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (1.19MB wav file)
    There are recycling revolutions happening in many areas of waste, including soft plastics, household packaging, electronic waste and workplace recycling, so it's not just about kerbside recycling anymore. We can all be doing more to recycle our precious resources.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 2 - Magdalena Roze (635kb wav file)
    Last year, about 29 million televisions and computers across Australia were discarded, but only around 10% of those were recycled.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 3 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (1.06MB wav file)
    Last year, Australians used about 4.4 million tonnes of packaging and sent about 1.6 million tones of it to landfill.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 3 - Magdalena Roze (1023kb wav file)
    Electronic equipment contains hazardous materials like lead and mercury, which can leach into soil and water if they are dumped or taken to landfill, potentially impacting human health as well as the environment.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 4 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (1.43MB wav file)
    Our research shows that one in four Australians incorrectly believe that plastic bags can go into household recycling bins. Plastic bags, are one of the main contaminants found in household recycling bins, as plastic bags interfere with the sorting process and machinery found in most recycling facilities.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 4 - Magdalena Roze (811kb wav file)
    Between 95 and 98% of the materials in computers and televisions, including plastics, metals and glass, can be fully recycled.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 5 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (1.01MB wav file)
    Australian businesses spend more than 1.4 billion dollars on sending waste to landfill each year, yet 80% of employees would like to see more recycling in their workplace.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 5 - Magdalena Roze (1.07MB wav file)
    More gold can be recovered from one tonne of computer waste than can be recovered from 17 tonnes of gold ore, so it's important that we recycle our electronics and make sure these valuable materials don't end up in landfill.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 6 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (1.57MB wav file)
    Every tonne of office paper recycled saves enough energy to power 1.5 houses for a month, which is why we are encouraging offices to join the Friday File Fling on November 15 to recycle their old files and get that paper out of their filing cabinets to be recycled.
  • NRW 2013 Radio Grab 7 - Brad Gray, Planet Ark (945kb wav file)
    There are more than 23 million old and unwanted mobile phones in homes and offices around Australia, which could be recycled for their valuable materials.
  • NRW 2014 News Grab 1 - Rebecca Gilling (1.90MB wav file)
    Australians are generally good recyclers and have adopted recycling as part of our daily lives, but 50% of people are still making at least one mistake when they put their bins out.
  • NRW 2014 News Grab 2 - Rebecca Gilling (1.97MB wav file)
    Over half the population think that Pringles tubes, broken drinking glasses and biscuit trays are recyclable in the home recycling bin, but they aren't.
  • NRW 2014 News Grab 3 - Rebecca Gilling (2.72MB wav file)
    2 out of 3 people don't know that aerosol cans are recyclable in Australia. That's a lot of steel and aluminium still going to landfill, so we're asking people to recycle their empty aerosols.
  • NRW 2014 News Grab 4 - Rebecca Gilling (3.02MB wav file)
    While most of us are star recyclers in the kitchen, only 18% of people have recycling bins in their bathrooms, meaning recyclable items like aerosol cans, toilet rolls and shampoo bottles are ending up in landfill.
  • NRW 2014 News Grab 5 - Rebecca Gilling (3.47MB wav file)
    Our research for National Recycling Week showed that 23% of people are still putting their recycling in plastic bags in the bin. They cause problems with the recycling machinery so they need to stay out of your kerbside bin.
  • NRW 2014 News Grab 6 - Rebecca Gilling (2.45MB wav file)
    The Seven Secrets of Successful Recyclers are: Know the facts; Don't bag it; Do it in the bathroom; Do it in public; Take it to work; Think outside the bin; and Buy it back.
  • NRW 2015 News Grab 1 - James Treble (1.79MB wav file)
    Nine out of ten councils say that putting recycling in plastic bags is the number one mistake made by their residents. Recyclables in a plastic bag can't be sorted and end up in landfill.
  • NRW 2015 News Grab 2 - James Treble (2.23MB wav file)
    Despite a persistent myth that recycling ends up in landfill, it's just not economic for councils or waste companies to collect recycling then throw it away. Landfill levies and other costs make it too expensive.
  • NRW 2015 News Grab 3 - James Treble (2.06MB wav file)
    One of the many benefits of recycling is that reduces the need to extract raw materials from the planet. A great example of this is that 75% of all of the aluminium ever produced is still in use today.
  • NRW 2015 News Grab 4 - James Treble (1.73MB wav file)
    Recycling and composting create 3 times as many jobs as are created in sending the same amount of waste to landfill. Recycling is good for the planet as well as for the economy.
  • NRW 2015 News Grab 5 - James Treble (2.34MB wav file)
    A study of almost 24,000 people across 27 countries found a positive relationship between recycling and life satisfaction. Recycling is a simple action that makes people feel like they are doing the 'right thing'.
  • NRW 2015 News Grab 6 - James Treble (2.44MB wav file)
    The kerbside recycling rate in Australia is currently 51%, with the volume of waste continuing to grow - but we can do even better. Each of us plays an important role, as our habits impact on the success of the whole recycling system.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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.
  • National Recycling Week 2015 Radio CSA (5.54MB wav file)
  • National Recycling Week 2016 Radio CSA (5.54MB wav file)
  • Radio CSA (click the button to play or download) Radio CSA
    Audio Community Service Announcement for National Recycling Week 2008 (950kb)

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