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Downcycling VS Recycling

National Recycling Week helps define recycling even further

It’s National Recycling Week in Australia, an annual event initiated by Planet Ark back in 1996 to bring awareness to recycling behaviours and recognise recycling efforts which contribute to positive environmental outcomes.

This year’s theme of ‘What goes around, comes around’ ties in nicely to considering recycling and downcycling.

This post is looking at the next step beyond recycling behaviours. We can all do our best to recycle common household items but actual recycling happens when that item is sorted, processed and made into another product, hopefully the same product.


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