Reuse and Rethink Waste During National Recycling Week

3 November, 2021
Author: Noosa Council

More than six million kilograms of recyclable material has been saved from landfill thanks to residents using their yellow-lidded bin and recycling right.

In the last financial year, 6145 tonnes were recycled in Noosa and the positive results come as the shire prepares to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week. This year’s theme is “Your Way”

National Recycling Week runs from the Monday 8 to Sunday 14 November 2021.

Noosa Councillor Joe Jurisevic said most residents continue to the do the right thing.

“We all know the economic benefits of recycling and it’s encouraging to see the positive trends in the community,” he said.

“Recycling is important, but we also need to look at ways to cut back on producing waste in the first place,

“A few small changes can have a huge impact on the amount of waste going to landfill,” Cr Jurisevic said.

One of the key events during National Recycling Week is a free bus tour of the Noosa Landfill site on Thursday 11 November.

“This is a chance to see what happens to your waste and what we can all do to reduce the impact on our landfill site,” Cr Jurisevic said.

Cr Jurisevic said the two-hour tour would be an eye-opener for many residents.

Other events include a workshop at Noosa Regional Gallery to make your own cleaning and self-care products on Wednesday 10 November.

Asher Bowen-Saunders from the Waste Free Way will show how to make toothpaste, deodorant, lip balm and al-purpose cleaning spray from waste products.

Families are invited to a free Movie Under the Stars MOANA at Noosaville on Friday 12 November.

An e-waste drop in bin will be at Bunnings Noosaville on Saturday where you can get some tips on recycling and drop off any old computers, monitors, televisions or batteries.

To book a spot for any of the events, visit council’s website.

Pictured: Sophie Graham and Lola Findley get recycling tips from Council’s Waste Education and Sustainability Officer Emma Menzies.