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An estimated 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year.

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Buying Goods Tips

As they say, reduce, reuse and recycle (in that order). The three Rs should be on your mind whenever you need to purchase something. Reducing the amount of goods you buy and use prevents waste from being generated in the first place. Reusing waste means finding a way to get the most use out of an item, even if you no longer want or need it, or after its original use has been fulfilled. Although recycling is extremely important, it’s better to reuse something as much as possible before sending it for recycling. Effective waste management and reusing items as long as we possibly can has many financial and environmental benefits.
Why Buy Recycled Products
Creating a strong market for recycled products is key to completing the recycling process.
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Reuse Your Shopping Bag
Australians use 3.92 billion plastic bags a year and it is estimated that around 50 million bags enter the Australian litter stream every year.
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Re-Using Waste: Good for the Environment, your Pocketbook, and Others
Re-using waste has the feel-good factor of knowing you are doing your bit for the environment and for your pocket.
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