• Please use tab to navigate through video controls.
  • Upon entering the player press space bar to reach the play button

Recycling should be the last avenue of diversion

Transcript

Remember recycling should be the last avenue of diversion, not the first, the last, because it takes energy to make it, energy to transport it, energy to reprocess it and...Read more


Recycling should be the last avenue of diversion
Recycling should be the last avenue of diversion
Remember recycling should be the last avenue of diversion, not the first, the last, because it takes energy to make it, energy to transport it, energy to reprocess it and transport it again.
What difference can you make?
What difference can you make?
My name is Candice, I live in South Yunderup. I have two daughters under three and I have just participated in the Street Waste Program. There’s a lot that is compostable, that you don’t think is compostable. You can’t recycle everything that you think you can recycle. Soft plastics through the REDcycle program at Coles is amazing and takes so much more of your plastic waste rather than putting it in landfill. We have to think about our kids and the future generations because there is only going to be more rubbish as more people are on this earth and if there is any way that we can recycle, reuse or put back into the earth such as our food scraps, then why wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity to do so. I thought there was really not much difference that I could make but I would recommend getting involved and just learning a little bit. Look it might take one piece of information that you didn’t know before that once you know it you can then tell a friend, they tell a friend and they just make the smallest adjustment and all of a sudden you will make an impact.
What can you do to make your little bit of difference?
What can you do to make your little bit of difference?
I’m Peter Luck, I’m the Chairperson of the Pinjarra Community Garden. The Community Garden ethos if you like, is to repurpose, recycle, reuse. Through the Waste Authority of Western Australia we got a grant about two years ago now, to collect the food waste from the school canteens in the area and also from Jarra Infusion Café and we bring it back here and process it to give to our worms, some goes to the chooks, so into our compost and also we collect the disposable plates from Jarra Infusion as well, cause they are a bamboo based, biodegradable plate so we put that through our compost as well. We also look at reusing and repurposing materials. In fact, the building we are in right now, quite a bit of the material in here is repurposed material as well. Think about what you are doing. We’ve we’ve got to start thinking about the amount of stuff we are consuming that doesn’t need to be consumed as I say packaging, even the amount of food and stuff we are throwing out, that’s all going into, if not landfill, it’s going out into the environment causing all sorts of problems out there as we know. So think about what you are doing, think about what you can do to make your little bit of difference and if we all do that we will end up with a better place.
Why do we need to manage our waste?
Why do we need to manage our waste?
We only have one planet and if we just keep consuming and throwing out waste we are just simply going to run out of room. And we have to think about our kids and the future generations because there is only going to be more rubbish as more people are on this earth and if there is any way that we can recycle, reuse or put back into the earth such as our food scraps, then why wouldn’t you jump at the opportunity to do so. Well I think the biggest message, is to just think about what you are doing. You’ve got, we’ve got to start thinking about the amount of stuff we are consuming that doesn’t need to be consumed as I say packaging, even the amount of food and stuff we are throwing out, that’s all going into, if not landfill, it’s going out into the environment causing all sorts of problems out there as we know. So think about what you are doing, think about what you can do to make your little bit of difference and if we all do that we will end up with a better place.