National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

Image of NRW10 Overview Poster © PA
Image of NRW10 Overview Poster © PA

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 15th 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 NRW 2010 will focus 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
NRW 2010 also aims to increase access to accurate recycling information through the RecyclingNearYou Website and Hotline (1300 733 712).
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.
NRW Dates:
NRW11 runs from Monday 7th - Sunday 13th November, 2011.

Aims & Objectives

For more information on the Aims, Objectives and Themes of National Recycling Week.

NRW Evaluation

Download this report which highlights the achievements of the campaign, all which help to make recycling more effective and efficient.