"Recycling aids in the fight against global warming by reducing the amount of new materials we use to sustain our lifestyle."
Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (held annually in November ) is an opportunity for councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to brush up on their knowledge and become successful recyclers.
Shoalhaven City Council celebrated National Recycling Week in 2018 by offering a series of additional free workshops during the week in Nowra and Ulladulla and a "Buy it Back Day" on Saturday 17th November at the Buy Back Centre, West Nowra Recycling and Waste Depot.
National Recycling Week Workshop Schedule:
Tuesday 13th November
Hand Weaving and Basket Making using recycled materials (Nowra)
Altered Books - a Recycling Story! (Ulladulla) NEW!!
Wednesday 14th November
Hand Weaving and Basket Making using recycled materials (Ulladulla)
Thursday 15th November
Altered Books - a Recycling Story! (Nowra) NEW!!
Bookings are essential for all workshops
Would you like to SAVE MONEY?
Would you like to FIND SOMETHING UNIQUE?
Would you like to HELP REDUCE WASTE?
You can do all this and more by celebrating and supporting re-use and recycling on Buy it Back Day!
Shoalhaven City Council's first ever "Buy it Back Day" was held on Saturday 17th November at the Buy Back Centre at the West Nowra Recycling and Waste Depot. Everyone was invited to come along and find a bargain! Grab a coffee (in a cup from our Mug Wall if you didn't have your reusable cup with you) and a free sausage from the BBQ while wandering around, hunting for a second hand treasure. There were "sale" items and a number of Lucky Door Prizes as well as music and a festive atmosphere!
By supporting Buy it Back Day and buying second hand goods, you can reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources needed to make and ship new products. It provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of "closing the recycling loop" and reducing waste through purchasing choices. "Buying Back" helps keep valuable resources like timber, plastic, metal and paper in circulation and out of our landfill.
Where: Buy Back Centre, West Nowra Recycling and Waste Depot
When: Saturday 17th November
Time: 10am to 2pm