Providing the best aged care for our seniors is not just a responsibility, it's a privilege.
The Morrison Government will significantly boost support for older Australians with an injection of $106 million to support better facilities, better care and better standards in aged care.
Day 4 tip: Reduce – buy a ‘keep-cup’ or a ‘reusable straw’. Ditch your foam, plastic or paper cups and straws and buy a reusable one instead.
- Try using a 'keep cup'; Australians drink more than 50,000 cups of coffee every half hour.
- By saying no to using disposable coffee cups you will be making a difference. Disposable cups are a cost burden on our waste management services and our environment. They fill up landfills and produce harmful emissions.
- You can recycle your coffee cups through Simply Cups. It’s Australia's first coffee cup recycling program helping businesses and schools to close the loop on disposed coffee cups.
- Try to avoid using single use foam and plastic products that can’t be recycled in most kerbside recycling bins.
- Did you know that one billion disposable coffee cups are used by Australians each year? Why not take your own cup or ask your local café or takeaway to consider biodegradable alternatives to single use foam or plastic cups?
- Swap plastic straws for a reusable straw instead. That way you can help reduce marine debris and plastic waste. Keep a reusable straw in your bag or car for when you go out to a restaurant or cafe.
Day 3 Tip
Return - use your local container deposit scheme to return and earn. Build your pocket money reserves and get the whole household involved.
• Did you know you could get money in return for recycling marked bottles, cans and containers? Check with your state government for details on your local container deposit scheme.
• You might be able to raise money for your school or a charity by recycling cans and bottles.
• Check your local container deposit scheme requirements. Some need to scan bar codes while others prefer crushed cans.
• Using your local container deposit schemes means that you are reducing litter and lowering clean-up costs for local councils.
National Recycling Week Campaign Day 2 tip: Reuse - make a habit of using reusable bags instead of plastic bags.
• Make sure you remember your reusable bags by keeping them somewhere convenient, like your car, workplace or handbag.
• Why not leave your reusable bags in your car and use them when you go shopping. You could help reduce the millions of plastic bags used by Australians every day.
• Ask yourself “do I really need this plastic bag?” Why not refuse and use a reusable bag helping to keep plastic out of our oceans. Up to eight million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the ocean every year.
• By using reusable bags you’re helping the environment. Plastic bags are linked to a range of environmental impacts and are a life-threatening risk for wildlife, and marine creatures.
• Consider using alternatives to plastic bags like cardboard boxes from your local supermarket to carry your shopping home.