Posts tagged as: recycling

Welcome from the Rainwater Harvesting Association of Australia

young lady hugging corrugated iron water tankThe Rainwater Harvesting Association of Australia (RHAA) is delighted to continue the Ripple Effect blog and continue a conservation about sustainable practices and sustainable water use in this dry country.

Water Sources: Recycled Water

recycled water trigger nozzle and hoseContinuing our series on water sources, we are looking at recycled water but before we can do that, we first need to know about wastewater. Wastewater is water that has been used by businesses and households and is then treated at a wastewater treatment facility. Perhaps because it has been inappropriately named or

Recycle your butt

cigarette buttsYou may have already heard in the news today that there is a new recycling scheme for cigarettes butt what does that have to do with water? In short, a lot! Cigarette’s are by far the most common form of litter in Australia, making up for 11% of the rubbish that was picked up during Clean Up Australia Day in 2013. In the ACT alone,

Simple Ideas for a Greener Christmas

The end of year festive season has arrived and we’re dreaming of a Green Christmas. The decorations are out, the lights are on and the hustle and bustle of the season is everywhere. As 2013, the ‘International Year of Water Cooperation’, draws to an end, it is a good time to reflect on our relationship with the environment.

Recycling – How Hard Could It Be?

Trash Recycling with Disposal ContainersGrowing up in Botswana, we never had recycling and I found myself a little behind on recycling when I first arrived in Australia. With National Recycling Week being held from 11-17 November, I have been exploring their great free resources for homes, schools, and workplaces, all promoting recycling and highlighting its many benefits.

Sustainable Sports

Melbourne Cricket GroundMelbourne attracts millions of people every year to sport and cultural events. Two venues in particular are notable for their sheer enormity and grandeur, the

Waste not, want not

Plastics in landfillThis week I started back at University. One day as I was sitting down munching on my lunch purchased from a certain sandwich chain, my eyes fell upon the plastic bag and paper wrapping the sandwich had come in. These two items, although small and fairly insignificant, were only going to be used

Creative for Christmas – 5 great ways to recycle wrapping paper

Christmas gift and baubles on defocused lights backgroundIf you have been into a supermarket or department store in the last month then you know it is well and truly that time of year again – Christmas time. Last year we spoke about some gift ideas that are great if you want to give a sustainable and practical present.

Recycle the right way

Recycle the right way with these simple tips!Recycling is something we all like to do to help the environment – everyone is on board with the yellow lid recycling bin now and the reduce, reuse, recycle phrase has become part of common lingo.  That said, there are some unanswered questions about recycling that we are going to get down and tackle right here on the ripple effect this National Recycling Week (November 7 to 13).

Don’t throw out your old phone. Recycle it for free!

Old phones, more trees bannerMobileMuster and Landcare Australia are aiming to collect and recycle 250,000 mobiles to provide up to 25 Landcare and Coastcare groups with grants worth $2,000 each. Enough to plant at least 25,000 seedlings around our precious coastline!