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Design Out Waste Image: Robbie Ladbrook
Design Out Waste Image: Robbie Ladbrook

National Recycling Week

Get involved this week: be inspired by stories of innovation, go behind the scenes at recycling facilities and find out what you can do to reduce, reuse and recycle like a champion.

Now in its 24th year, Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week raises awareness of the environmental benefits of recycling and gives people the tools to minimise waste and manage resources responsibly.

This year DESIGN Canberra is partnering with ACT NoWaste to host a range of talks, tours and events focussed on designing out waste.

In the wake of changes to the global recycling industry, how we manage with our waste is more important than ever. The overarching message is that we need to ‘avoid’ waste in the first place through better design, better habits and moving to more sustainable alternatives.