Recycling can be a challenge at times with few opportunities,but it is important to remember the
different facets of the process: REDUCE,
In Launceston,Tasmania beverage and food container recycling is the hardest to achieve. The options are:SELF HELP -glass
and aluminium, weekdays only,must be sorted
BOAGS BREWERY Monday to Friday to 4-15pm only
glass and aluminium, recyclers are trusted to leave glass and cans in a comingled apple crate - operated,unsupervised by SELF HELP.
REMOUNT RECYCLE - at entrance to tip, a wide range of recyclables maybe left,patrons are encouraged to sort own
material by variety.
Fees are charged,depending on size of vehicle.
Clean Up Launceston hopes to have news soon about new arrangements for public place recycling...
CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS
July is Salvation Army Recycle Month.Most stores can accept clothes,bric a brac and furniture.Clothing bins are located
everywhere.Phone the number on the bin if your item is too big for the bin,or if you are unsure whether your unwanted
goods are suitable.contact the SALVOS website,other clothing bins are also provided by such organisations as CITY MISSION and ST VINCENT de PAUL.
ECOSALV: Nairana St,Invermay are the licensed tip scavengers,and have a wide range of building materials,electrical goods and small household objects
THE BODY SHOP,RED EARTH and HUNTERS PRODUCTS
Will take back their containers for refill or recycle.
Australiawide the Girl Guides collect corks for recycling into new product as a fundraiser,corks can be left at The Body Shops nationally.
For information on CORK RECYCLING visit the GUIDES lwebsite.
WOW WASTE is run by a committee of Grade 6 children,parents and staff at StThomas Mores - Newstead
They collect shop,office and industry waste material,offcuts etc as a reverse garbage operation and resell it to
schools,playgroups,craftspeople etc. Items that can be found include cardboard boxes,plastic cones,wood,leather scraps,Maetstrips,foam,fabric,paper,cardboard,cylinders,
foil,cellophane,springs and more.
All materials are available for a gold coin donation for a shopping bag full.
hours of operation:8-30 am to 3-30 pm.
Further Information: Jacquie Wood
Newspapers,magazines,junk mail,cardboard,officepaper and washed milk cartons are collected kerbside by a recycling
contractor for the Launceston City Council fortnightly. Calendars in the form of a fridge magnet are distributed to each household with their areas collection schedule..
RECYCLE FACT # 1
From PricewaterhouseCoopers comes this information "the volume of paper used by printers increases 40% when e-mail is introduced into an office.Laser printers used 786.7 billion sheets of paper in 1996 and will use 1.2 trillion in 2001.
SO THINK BEFORE PRINTING OUT THAT E-MAIL,DO YOU REALLY NEED TO or can you deal with it online?
To secondhand bookstores