What can and can't go in the recycling bin can be confusing and recent reports about the "waste crisis" have reduced the trust Aussies have in council kerbside recycling. Planet Ark research shows a downward trend in the understanding of what can be recycled, it's clear that there are many recycling myths out there.
For National Recycling Week Planet Ark are becoming Recycling Mythbusters so you can reduce waste and trust you're recycling correctly.
In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling.
Now in its 24th year, this annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate change.
Whether it's hosting a swap party for friends, setting up a new workplace recycling system or just improving your knowledge and understanding of recycling, there's plenty of ways you can get involved.
Schools have been taking part in the Recycle Right Challenge. Planet Ark provided free recycling activity guides, lesson plans and Australian school event ideas, designed to engage students and teachers to learn by doing and having fun.
Buy it back day
Planet Ark's Buy It Back Day will be on Saturday, November 16 and is a day for everyone to celebrate National Recycling Week with mindful purchasing by buying something second hand or buying a product made from recycled material.