This week is National Recycling Week (Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November 2019).
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 established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change.
Horner is committed to being an environmentally sustainable organisation and we encourage our community of candidates, clients and suppliers to do what they can too! Read further below for some of the initiatives at Horner.
You might be surprised about what can and can’t go in the recycling bin – it can be confusing! Recent reports about the “waste crisis” have reduced the trust Aussies have in council kerbside recycling. At a local level what gets recycled can change and also vary from council to council.
So for National Recycling Week, Planet Ark has released the Top 7 myths so that you can reduce waste and trust that you’re recycling right.
Myth #1: All recycling goes to landfill
Busted: Recycling does actually get recycled
Myth #2: My recycling responsibilities are done once it’s in the bin
Busted: Unless you’re buying it back, you’re not fully recycling
Myth #3: All plastic with a triangle symbol can be put in my kerbside recycling bin
Busted: The Australasian Recycling Label is the ONLY evidence-based recycling symbol!
Myth #4: The only way to recycle is via my council recycling bin
Busted: There are other ways to recycle aside from council recycling
Myth #5: It’s too hard to recycle at work
Busted: Recycling at work can be made easy
Myth #6: Food scraps are not an issue in landfill
Busted: Food scraps cause greenhouse gas emissions in landfill
Myth #7: Recycling is my contribution to the environment
Busted: Reduce and reuse first, then recycle
To find out more visit – https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/nationalrecyclingweek/mythbusters/
Horner is committed to being an environmentally sustainable organisation and we encourage our community of candidates, clients and suppliers to do what they can too! Horner is committed to being an environmentally sustainable organisation and has a well-developed Environmental Policy which covers initiatives within our supply chain relating to products we purchase, suppliers we use as well as the recycling, reduction or reuse of materials.
Some of the initiatives at Horner include:
We encourage all our Horner Community to be involved in being greener! Should you have a suggestion on how to be more environmentally friendly at Horner or at your workplace, we’d love to hear from you. Please email your suggestion to email@example.com.
For more information on National Recycling Week visit – https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/