Community Resources

2018 resources coming soon...

Councils and community groups have always played a central role in Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (NRW). Both provide much of the on-the-ground, community-level recycling education and services, making them a fundamental element in the success of NRW.


Buy It Back Day

This new initiative (first introduced in 2017) for NRW 2018 encourages councils and residents to 'Buy it Back' on Saturday 17th  November by either buying products made with recycled content or buying something secondhand.

Golden Rules of Kerbside Recycling

Check out our new Golden Rules - developed based on feedback from council waste educators around Australia. We have developing individual graphics as well as an A3 poster you can share with residents.

2018 Research Guide coming soon...

This year's research is currently being developed and focuses on this year's theme ‘From Waste War to Recycling Reboot’. It will explore the impact of China’s waste policies on Australia, the journey of your recycling. It will aim to restore confidence in recycling by celebrating Australia’s positive recycling stories as well as our achievements around product stewardship. We'll also look at why reducing recycling confusion is important and the tools making it easier for residents and businesses to reboot recycling and take control of their waste.

Planning Your NRW

To help you organise your own council events we have developed the Council Activity Guide with ideas from councils around the country.

Big Aussie Swap

To celebrate National Recycling Week Planet Ark is inviting council and community groups to participate in the Big Aussie Swap by hosting a public Swap Party. This is a unique, nation-wide opportunity for local governments to show their ongoing commitment to raising the profile of reuse and recycling initiatives.


Fun activities are a great way for kids to learn how to Recycle Right and the environmental benefits that follow. Kids have a powerful influence over the recycling habits of a household. Educating them early is likely to have an impact on the entire household.

NRW 2018 Promotional Resources

Resources to assist Councils and community groups promote their National Recycling Week activities.


Councils have always played a central role in Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (NRW). Planet Ark works with our sponsors to develop resources and generate media that promotes recycling generally and the aims of National Recycling Week specifically.