National Recycling Week kicks off in Yarra

Sunday 06 November 2022

truck dumping recycling
Our community is getting together to change the way we look at waste.

Whether it’s food scraps, clothing or plastic, there’s a way to reduce, reimagine or recycle it all. 

National Recycling Week is hosted by Planet Ark every year, and it’s a great time to get involved in local events that help us rethink our waste. 

This year, we're reminded that 'waste isn't waste until it's wasted'. Choosing to recycle our valuable materials rather than send them to landfill is an important step towards making Yarra more sustainable. 

Free events in Yarra

Playtime in the garden at Alphington Community Centre

Make neighbourhood friends whilst your children are busy in our playground with recycled materials. Leave with a ‘craftberry jam’ project kit to keep the sustainable, creative playtime going at home. Running on Wednesday 9 November from 10am to 12pm. No need to book, just arrive on the day.

Community gardening at Alphington Community Centre

Use recycled materials to package seeds and pot up seedlings that have been grown on-site. Running on Friday 11 November from 10am to 11.30am. No need to book, just arrive on the day.

Food waste community lunch at Bargoonga Nganjin North Fitzroy Library

Enjoy a lunch made entirely from food that would otherwise have been wasted. Running on Saturday, 12 November from 12pm to 2pm. No need to book, just arrive on the day.

Richmond repair corner at Burnley Backyard

Bring your broken goods to Burnley Backyard where the team will try to fix them, make new things, share skills and have a chat over a hot coffee. Running on Sunday 27 November from 10am to 12pm. Book your spot today.

Want to find out more?

Explore resources on Planet Ark's website.


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