BR 2018 News Grab 1 (2.28MB wav file) Planet Ark was inspired to put together the Toolkit after 3.7 million Aussies watched the War on Waste last year.
We've been getting an unprecedented number of questions about how to recycle, and what businesses can do.
BR 2018 News Grab 2 (1.75MB wav file) A big part of business sustainability is being smarter with our waste. It's why Planet Ark's created the War on Waste Toolkit for Business, to make it easy for them to change their ways.
BR News Grab 1 (1.17MB wav file) Almost half the waste created by businesses goes to landfill which means Australian businesses are throwing away money on poor waste management, and also missing out on the benefits of recycling, like gaining a competitive edge and happier staff.
BR News Grab 3 (1.06MB wav file) Research shows that staff are happier in workplaces that are ethical and sustainable, leading to high productivity and long-term staff retention, so it's important for businesses to think about how they manage their waste.
BR News Grab 4 (1.25MB wav file) About a third of small to medium businesses in New South Wales recognise they don't have the knowledge to improve their waste and recycling practices. But Planet Ark and www.BusinessRecycling.com.au can help you make the case for recycling business waste.
Employees push for recycling at work - 31st March 2014 (175kb pdf file) Australian businesses are generating an average of 1.7 tonnes of waste per employee - yet only about half of that is being recycled.
Australia-wide, 80% of employees would like to see more recycling in their workplace and 71% of people said that having access to recycling facilities at work makes or would make them feel like they work for a responsible employer.
Planet Ark's BusinessRecycling website can help employees find responsible recycling options and services in their local area.
12 Do's of Christmas (311kb pdf file) The 12 Do's of Christmas asks readers to commit to reducing their impact on the environment - and on their wallets - through the festive season by taking small actions like buying recyclable wrapping paper or rechargeable batteries, reducing food waste, and giving presents they know their loved ones will use.
6 ways to make an impact (1.19MB pdf file) Here are some simple ways your organisation can make a positive impact with Planet Ark.
BR Business Card (27kb pdf file) If you're a company registered on Business Recycling, or a council/organisation trying to encourage better recycling practices, use this business card to promote Business Recycling.
Choosing the Right Recycler Checklist and Factsheet (198kb pdf file) Choosing the 'right' recycler involves a little bit of research. To help you make the best decision we have put together information on your legal responsibilities as well as a series of questions to ask a potential recycler.
Council Flyer (26kb pdf file) Promotional flyer to encourage councils to register their business recycling services.
DERM Guide to Reviewing Waste and Recycling Contracts (279kb pdf file) This guide will help businesses ask the right questions when evaluating waste and recycling contracts or service agreements. Produced by the QLD Department of Environment and Resource Management, October 2011
Make Recycling Your Business (336kb pdf file) This report examines the barriers and opportunities for recycling and going green in small to medium businesses. Released November 2008.
Recycling Industry Flyer (244kb pdf file) An electronic flyer that encourages recycling companies (companies that offer recycling services to other workplaces) to register for free on Business Recycling.
What's The Deal With Business Waste? (807kb pdf file) This report highlights the findings of a NSW EPA social research project combined with other research from around the country on business waste and recycling knowledge, attitudes and behaviours.