National Recycling Week

As you all know, here at Konica Minolta we like to pride ourselves as Eco-Warriors. Join us and the rest of Australia on one of our green campaign kicking off 9th going through to the 15th November.

In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week as a community education and media campaign. The aim was to bring a national focus to recycling and the broader themes of minimising waste and managing material resources.

Now in its 14th year, National Recycling Week (NRW) is an established and highly regarded annual education and behaviour change campaign. National Recycling Week aims to improve the environmental benefits of kerbside, industrial and community recycling programs.

The NRW09 focuses on three campaign streams:

  1. Promoting community re-use and recycling initiatives, particularly through promotion of council, school and workplace-based Swap Parties as part of the Big Aussie Swap.
  2. Increasing the number of businesses and workplaces involved in recycling, principally through the promotion of the Friday File Fling.
  3. Improving the understanding of kerbside recycling, principally through an educative Recycle Right Quiz hosted on

NRW09 also aims to increase access to accurate recycling information through the RecyclingNearYou Website and Hotline (1300 733 712), as well as the NRW website.

National Recycling Week provides us all with an opportunity to move towards avoiding waste through building on our daily habits to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in the community. Get amongst it.