According to Tim Mangano, the sustainability leader and science teacher at Beeliar Primary School, the key to success lies in taking small steps.
Be a GREAT Sort
and do better than the bin
To find out the tricks for being a GREAT Sort – and reduce what you put in your landfill bin – click on each of the solutions above.
Join the GREAT Sorts in your street who put 60% less into the landfill bin
If you’ve ever tried to declutter your place, you may have found yourself a little unsure about where to find the best homes for your pre-loved items.
It’s easy for environment and climate issues to feel overwhelming, and to wonder what impact your contribution can make towards a greener, more sustainable world. Luckily, there are plenty of things you and your household can do to play your part and make a difference.
A WORLD WITH LESS LANDFILL WASTE
Your landfill bin is the last place for your waste ... with a bit of waste sorting at home, it could be almost empty each week! There are GREAT Sorts out there who put 60 per cent less into their landfill bin.
In fact, we can all become GREAT Sorts just by remembering …
G is for Gifting things to charity, swapping or selling.
R is for Recycling only these 5 things: Cans, cardboard, paper, glass and plastic (bottles, jars and containers)
E is for Earth-cycling food scraps and garden waste into compost.
A is for Avoiding excess packaging and disposable containers.
T is for Taking batteries, e-waste and chemicals to special drop-off points.
It’s easy to find a better place for unwanted items and reduce what we send to landfill.
Be a GREAT Sort … Landfill is the last resort!
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