A lot of rubbish that ends up in landfill does not actually belong there.... and it does not belong in our local environments too. So, where does it go? These items are actually given a second, a third or even a fourth life by being RECYCLED!
Did you know, that 51% of all household waste can and should be recycled in Australia?!
Apart from giving items a second life, there are many other benefits of recycling. Reusing materials means we need fewer resources (many that come from our environments) to create brand new items. Making new items from recycled items also uses less energy compared to making new items from new materials. Recycling also increases the number of jobs in Australia which is great for our future!
There are 6 main streams of recycling! Click on the bins to see what can and cannot go in these recycling bins.
What items do you recycle at home or at school? Paper, cardboard, soft plastic...
EcoMarines ambassadors and support crew work very hard to clean up litter!
Using your yellow top recycling bin saves 11,000 MEGA liters of water which is enough to fill 4500 huge swimming pools
Yellow top recycling also saves the pollution that up to 64,000 cars makes for a whole year!
Recycling one tonne of paper saves 13 trees from getting cut down in our local forests
Check out this video about how we can recycle!
EcoMarines Video: RECYCLING RANGERS!
Your Hero Mission for recycling is to go through your recycling area in your house or classroom and double check that the items are going in the right bin! Let us know below if you have found an item that was going to go in the wrong bin or did you find something that you did not know could be recycled? Answer the questions and then move on to the next level!