Recycling Week NZ: 6 – 12 November 2017

Recycling Week aims to raise awareness about recycling and help people improve their recycling habits. Now in its 5th year, an increasing number of business and schools are having fun and learning a lot by proactively taking part in Recycling Week.

A Recycling Week Poster, detailing each daily theme, can be downloaded here. It features each day of the week with an easy to remember(and do) theme that will challenge and incourage you to re-think your recycling habits.To get the most out of Recycling week we recommend appointing a Recycling Week Champion to spread the word and incourage engagement.

Just how far you take Recycling Week is up to you. We encourage you to come up with your own creative ways to engage with Recycling Week. An example of ways participants have done this in the past are:

View Our Recycling Video

  • Waste challenge – Throughout the week each group (floor, classroom etc) collects their waste. At the end of the week the waste is weighed and the group with the least waste wins.
  • Educational morning tea – Take along items that often end up in the wrong recycling stream and educate your peers where they should go.
  • Quiz – Take our daily educational quizzes. Get in touch if you’re interested in making this a competition at your business or school.

Recycling Video – Click above to watch our video on the importance of recycling in NZ

Recycling Week Themes
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Join us and encourage your friends, families and workmates to recycle more, waste less and take up the challenge of sustainable living. Stay up to date with the latest news, and please share your Recycling Week journey on Facebook and Twitter.

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