November 10-16 was Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week, an annual campaign encouraging Australian householders, businesses and schools to ‘Recycle Right’, save water, conserve resources and combat climate change. It also provides inspiration to look at ways to green the workplace.
BOSS secretary Julie Jackson explained, “National Recycling Week is a great opportunity to promote existing recycling programs or to think about new ventures.
“Locally, Madame Mulch is becoming a familiar face at local schools who are learning all about recycling through the Magic Compost Shows and the Recycling Olympics.
“Items like corks, spectacles, mobile phones, printer cartridges, bicycles and postage stamps are welcomed by organisations like the Boonah Girl Guides, Lions and Rotary Clubs who all participate in valuable recycling or reusing programs.
“We are also currently collecting two litre coke bottles and any unwanted large rubber thongs for the Junk Orchestra for a special performance next year.
“BOSS is also looking to capture information about any other community recycling initiatives to build on the current information available online at the BOSS blog at boonahboss.blogspot.com.
“Whenever anything is reused or recycled, rather than going to landfill, there is an enormous amount of energy and resources conserved, and BOSS would like to ensure the community is aware of the possibilities, and think about what they can do with their waste,” Julie said.