Merici College Green Tip #10 - Happy Easter and......

Sustainability at Merici

Happy Easter!

Did you know:

  • Australians produce 540kg of household waste per person, each year. 
  • That's more than 10kg for every single person, every single week. 
  • Of the estimated 67 million tonnes of waste Australians generated in 2017, just 37 was recycled, leaving 21.7 disposed of in landfill. 
  • It's estimated about 130,000 tonnes of Australian plastic ends up in our waterways and oceans each year.

Clean Up Our Waste

What can you do?

Recycle your Easter Egg foil!

The Australian Aluminium Council reports that aluminium (unlike plastic) can be recycled endlessly without compromising any of it’s unique properties or quality. 

However, in order to be captured during the recycling process, the aluminium piece needs to be quite large – small pieces of Easter egg wrappings would be lost in this process, but you can help by:

  • Saving all your Easter egg wrappers and making them into one large Easter egg ball (at least a tennis ball size is preferred). 
  • Keeping an aluminium can and putting all small foil pieces into the can until it’s full before popping it in the recycling bin.


Felicity Maher
Sustainability Officer

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