Old Tyre Recycling

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Sep 272016
 

Hi everyone,

Can you believe Australia discards almost 48 million old tyres each year? Only 16 per cent are currently recycled. The rest end up in landfill, stockpiled, illegally dumped or shipped overseas.

The good news is the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme has been set up to tackle this huge issue. The main objectives of the scheme are:

  • Increasing resource recovery and recycling
  • Minimising the environmental and health and safety impacts
  • Developing Australia’s tyre recycling industry and markets for tyre derived products.

You can help support the scheme by dealing with Tyre Stewardship Accredited suppliers. This will ensure your old tyres are recycled in the most environmentally sustainable way.

Look for the logo or go to our website to find your nearest supplier:

www.tyrestewardship.org.au

Source: RoyalAuto, Aug-16, pg 39, TyreStewardship Australia http://www.tyrestewardship.org.au/

Supporting a Tyre Stewardship Accredited supplier is a good thing to do for our environment next time you need to replace your old tyres.

Many thanks

Lila

Resource Management Specialist,

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Next week it’s Keep Australia Beautiful Week

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Aug 192016
 
KeepAustraliaBeautiful

Hi everyone,

Nearly every day is Keep Australia Beautiful for me. I pick up bottles, cans, plastic bags and other rubbish while I’m out and about walking to the train station, around the park and along the beach etc. I find it really hard to walk by knowing that it could end up in our beautiful waterways.

Next week it’s Keep Australia Beautiful Week. The campaign is a great reminder of the importance of the responsible disposal of rubbish. This year’s campaign will see the revival of “Do the Right Thing” which some of you might remember from years gone by. The main focus will be tackling cigarette butt litter. Cigarette butts might be small but they have a huge impact on our environment with millions littering our planet all over the world. Together with my local BeachPatrol a handful of volunteers have collected a staggering 20,000 cigarette butts over just 9 hourly sessions around the beach area at Mordialloc. It feels good to know that we have stopped at least some of this litter getting in the bay.

Source: Keep Australia Beautiful Week, http://kab.org.au/keep-australia-beautiful-week/

For more information about Keep Australia Beautiful Week, go to:

http://kab.org.au/keep-australia-beautiful-week/

To join a local BeachPatrol near you, go to:

http://www.beachpatrol.com.au/

Help to keep cigarette butt litter out of our beautiful environment by supporting this great campaign.

Many thanks

Lila

Resource Management Specialist,

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Plastic Free July

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Jul 012016
 
PlasticFreeJuly

Hi everyone,

Here’s a campaign that’s close to my heart.

Plastic Free July wants us to avoid single-use plastic for a month. I’ve been gradually reducing plastic in my life over a number of years. I can’t remember the last time we had plastic wrap in the house or I got a plastic bag from the supermarket and I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to plastic when out shopping.

Last year, I started buying oranges loose instead of in those plastic string type bags. I have my own cotton string bag that I’ve had for years that is just perfect to transport them home. I’ve also started to buy liquid soap, conditioner etc from a bulk store using refillable containers.

If avoiding single-use plastics sounds too hard, just try doing it for a day or a week. You can also try what’s known as the top four challenge, where you avoid straws, plastic bags, plastic bottles and takeaway coffee cups.

When you sign up for the challenge, you’ll receive tips and tricks, news and support related to the campaign. There’s also a plastic free toolbox which is filled with great ideas on how you can live without plastic. Check it out at:

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/living-plastic-free.html

For more information and to sign up, go to:

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/

Source: Plastic Free July http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/the-challenge Doing plastic free July, Green Lifestyle http://www.greenlifestylemag.com.au/blog/16148/plastic-free-july

Join me on this challenge and help reduce the amount of plastics in our lives.

Many thanks

Lila

 

PS: I’ll be on leave for a few weeks so I thought I’d get in early to let you know its National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July. To find a tree planting site near you, go to http://treeday.planetark.org/find-a-site/ or call the Hotline 1300 885000. I’ll be back just in time to send you all a reminder.

 

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