There are many ways for us to reduce waste to landfill by changing what we do.
Did you know that around two-thirds of waste in the general rubbish bin consists of organic - food and garden - waste?
Starting a compost bin, worm farm, bokashi bin or having chooks are great ways to reduce organic waste substantially - and give it new life!
Remember to buy only what you need.
Practising the 4R's - reduce, reuse, recycle and recover - in how we choose items when we shop and dispose of them is vital. See the R-Gang website for some simple tips.
Did you know that around 18% of what goes into green-top rubbish bins are recyclables?
Checking your annual Waste & Recycling Guide regularly to find out what can be put into the recycling bin and reduce the volume of recyclables going to landfill. Visit the online Disposal Guide A-Z to find out if and where you can recycle or reuse unwanted items.
You're not alone in wanting to do more to reduce waste to landfill. There are many groups, training programs such as Earth Carers and organisations already working to build a more sustainable world in a myriad of ways, and by working together, sharing ideas and providing encouragement, much can be achieved.
For suggestions and information, contact the Waste Education Officers at EMRC by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on (08) 9424 2222.