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Councils have always played a central role in Planet Ark's National Recycling Week, providing much of the community-level recycling education and services. We have developed a range of resources to help councils promote National Recycling Week messages, events and activities to your residents. Feel free to adapt these resources for your community and to display them where ever they have a positive effect.

Activities & Events

The theme for National Recycling Week (12 -18 November 2018) is ‘From Waste War to Recycling Reboot’. It will explore the impact of China’s waste policies on Australia, the journey of your recycling. It will aim to restore confidence in recycling by celebrating Australia’s positive recycling stories as well as our achievements around product stewardship.

To help you organise your own council events we have developed the Council Activity Guide with ideas from councils around the country. Each activity listed includes information to help you propose, plan and run it, along with comments from the contributing council.

Other activities include:
  • MRF Tours
  • Composting Workshops
  • E-Waste Program Promotion
  • Kids' Activities
  • Second-Hand Saturdays and more


Don't forget you can set up free collections in council buildings.

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Social Media Tips

  1. Use our new Golden Rules of Kerbside Recycling individual graphics on social media during National Recycling Week.
  2. Tag the Planet Ark facebook page when you tell your fans/followers about your support, hashtag #NationalRecyclingWeek, tag @PlanetArk in your tweets and @planetark in your Instagram posts.
  3. Send us any interesting facts or images that we can post about on our Planet Ark facebook page, and like us to receive recycling updates.
For Example:
  • We're proud to support #NationalRecyclingWeek 2018,12-18 November. Want some inspiration? Like @PlanetArk for great recycling ideas and news
  • Proud to support @PlanetArk's #NationalRecyclingWeek 12-18 Nov. Find out how u can get involved @ home, work & school



Educational Posters

National Recycling Week 2018 Poster


Planet Ark makes the National Recycling Week logos (including the Big Aussie Swap and Friday File Fling variations, and RecyclingNearYou) freely available to councils, schools, not-for-profits and community groups to help promote recycling or recycling education.

For-profit businesses wishing to use the trade-marked NRW name or logos to promote their business activities or to generate PR for themselves must contact Planet Ark before use to seek permission.


Media Releases

Media Release - Adaptable for Councils National Recycling Week 2018