The results are in and Perth’s southern suburbs have topped the list for Australia’s best recyclers!
Data collected from the MyCouncil website found that the Town of East Fremantle and City of Cockburn lead the way for recycling with 61% of material recovered from waste collected, and the City of Fremantle sits at number five with 54% material recovery.
“As a One Planet council we have a target of achieving a 70% community recycling rate by 2020, so while ranking in the top five is a terrific outcome there’s still room for improvement,” Fremantle Mayor Pettitt said.
This is an incredible step in the right direction for recycling efforts and becoming an environmentally conscious city as a whole.
Keep reading to find out why recycling is so important and how you can improve your recycling habits.
The Importance of Recycling
There are countless reasons recycling is an important part of our environmental upkeep. The most important part of recycling is reducing the amount of waste going into landfills. When recyclable or organic waste is left to decompose in landfills without oxygen, they produce greenhouse gases that are emitted into the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
Additionally, proper recycling limits the amount of plastic and waste that ends up in our oceans, destroying marine ecosystems and harming ocean life.
How to Up Your Recycling Game
Want to join Perth’s southern suburbs in being a recycling hero? Here are five handy tips to get the most out of recycling:
When in doubt, always remember the 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Bonza Bins are proud to service Fremantle and we’re dedicated to ensuring your waste is properly managed and sorted. Recycling is incredibly important for our health and the environment. That’s why we make every effort to recycle as much from our skip bins as possible.