Why should I recycle?
Recycling might not seem like it can make a big impact on the environment, but it does. Around 66% of recyclable material is dumped in landfill, and around 34% of it actually gets recycled. This is because a lot of people throw recyclable material into the wrong bin, without even realizing it. You might think that the rubbish gets sorted, but it doesn't. Whatever materials are put in the landfill bin, goes into the landfill, and whatever is put in the recycling bin goes to be recycled. By recycling, you can make a huge impact on our environment, and help reduce the waste dumped in landfills each year. Recycling is an easy thing to do, and once you know how to, it becomes a natural part of your life. Click on "tips to recycle" in the yellow box on the right to find out more.
Why should I reduce my waste?
About 200,000 tones of rubbish is sent to landfill per year, and that is just in Auckland! Reducing your waste will help bring that number down, and reduce the amount of waste put in landfill. The waste which is dumped in landfills, releases harmful chemicals such as greenhouse gases, which has a huge negative impact on the environment. By reducing your waste, you are helping to reduce the harmful chemicals produced by waste. Click on "Tips to reduce your waste" in the yellow box on the right to learn more about how you can reduce your waste.