Council plays an important role in educating our community about ways to reduce waste, offering handy tips and encouraging the community to 'Take the Pledge'.
Reduce simply means to make less waste. Reducing the amount of waste you produce, is the best way to help the environment.
There are a number of ways to reduce your waste:
You could also try to choose products that eliminate new waste from being generated or with minimal packaging.
When purchasing products, look for items that can be refilled or reused. Try and repair items instead of replacing them or purchase items that can be used more than once. Even if you don’t want to use them, you can always donate them to charities.
There are a number of ways to reuse materials:
This enables the materials you throw away to be used again by making them into new products. If you can, compost your garden waste and vegetable peelings.
By recycling products, you will cause less waste to be sent to landfill.
There are a number of ways to recycle materials:
Energy recovery from waste is the conversion of non-recyclable waste materials into useable heat, electricity, or fuel through a variety of processes, including combustion and landfill gas recovery.
Thermally treating waste is an opportunity to recover the energy stored within these materials. Using waste to produce energy can offset the community's use of other, non-renewable energy sources. Using waste as fuel is also a way to avoid the methane emissions that can result when waste is disposed of to landfill.
Join Unley’s war on waste by increasing the amount of items you recycle, and by diverting more food scraps and compostable paper to your organics bin.
Take the pledge by completing the online form below. Pledge takers will receive stickers to place on their green or yellow-lidded bin to demonstrate their commitment to reducing landfill.
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