Recycling

Discarded TVs

Ask G: What do I do with my old TV?

Monday, 9 May 2011

How can I sell, give away, recycle or dispose of my old TV?

Nat Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

8-14 November

Get involved with the ‘Big Auzzie Swap’, where you can exchange pre-loved clothes and other items, and the ‘Friday File Fling’, where offices are encouraged to reorganise and recycle all of the out-of-date paper documents to get the paper back into circulation.

Where: Australia-wide
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information and to search for events in your area.

Willoughby City Council

e-Waste recycling in Willoughby

2 – 3 October

This Saturday and Sunday between 9am and 3pm, Willoughby City Council and Lane Cove Council residents can bring their e-Waste for recycling. Items accepted include monitors, keyboards, computer cables, laptops, notebooks, modems, scanners, printers, televisions, video players, DVD players and stereo systems. Residents are asked to drop off e-waste loosely or in a cardboard box without any plastic packaging or Styrofoam.
Computer e-waste collected at the event will be transported to the PGM Refiners recycling facility in Minto. PGM Refiners are able to recycle more than 95 per cent of computer waste. They pull each computer apart and sort out the parts into groups of materials such as plastics, metals and glass.
If your electronics are in good working order, you may prefer to take your treasure to Second Hand Saturday.

Where: Bicentennial Reserve lower car park, Small Street, Willoughby (behind the Willoughby Leisure Centre).
Cost: Free
Call (02) 9777 1000, or click here for more info.

PET bottles in trashcan

Recycling message not getting through

Saturday, 11 July 2009

With 743,000 tonnes of drink containers in our landfill each year, you just know that the recycling message isn't getting through.

water from a barrel

Is water the new oil?

Friday, 29 May 2009

What are the best solutions to the problems of chronic drought? What about the costs to the community and business? Recycling, desalination plants and water tanks are all energy intensive. How do we save water, or create adequate supplies, without ruining the environment or sending us broke?

office paper

Ask G: Which type of office paper is the greenest?

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Buying environmentally friendly paper is no walk in the park. From recycled fibre percentage to chemical bleaching, the market is flooded with brands making various claims about their impact on the environment.

Why should we recycle?

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

What is life cycle assessment, and why do we need to recycle things. From the University of New South Wales.

Recyle symbol made of plastic bottles

Ask for a refund

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Only 35% of plastic water bottles actually get recycled, even though they're completely, totally, 100% recyclable.

Plastic rubbish

Ask G: Are there biodegradable plastics?

Thursday, 18 September 2008

The huge floating patch of debris in the North Pacific Gyre - also known as the 'great pacific garbage patch', the 'plastic soup' or the 'pacific trash vortex' - has been getting a bit of press lately.

batteries

Taking charge of battery waste

Monday, 14 April 2008

They may seem small, but churning through batteries adds up to a lots of hazardous waste. So what can you do to lessen the environmental impact?

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