Use paper wrapping (rather than foil or plastic) and reuse or recycle it afterwards.For extra Points, choose recycled content paper.
Do #5: Have an Appy Christmas
Download the new free RecycleSmart App for all your household recycling needs.
Do #6: Prevent Food Waste
Prevent Food Waste - Plan ahead and serve smaller portions. Compost or worm farm your food scraps.
Do #7: Sort and recycle your cans, cartons and packaging
Sort and recycle all your aluminium cans, juice cartons, bottles and other packaging.
Flatten cans, drink cartons and boxes to save space
Do #8: Flatten aluminium cans, drink cartons and boxes to save space in your recycling bin, then store any excess until your next collection or drop it in at a recycling facility.
Do #9: Recycle your replaced electronics
Recycle old mobiles phones, TVs, computers or printer cartridges the get replaced.
Do #10: Give a recharger pack with any battery operated gifts
Give a recharger pack with any battery operated gifts
Do #11: Get your car serviced
Ensure your car runs efficiently by inflating the tyres, and tuning the engine, and recycle your car oil, tyres and batteries.
Do #12: Recycle your live Christmas tree
See if your council has a special mulching service for live Christmas trees or take it to the garden section of your local recycling facility.
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Northern Territory residents now have improved access to container deposit scheme information via Planet Ark's RecyclingNearYou website. In addition, councils and community groups can use new resources such as posters and graphics to promote the recycling scheme.