Councils Promotional Resources

12 Do's A4 2-page Factsheet (council adaptable version) - click to download © Zo Zhou

12 Do's A4 2-page Factsheet (council adaptable version) - click to download

12 Do's A3 Poster (council adaptable version) - click to download

12 Do's A3 Poster (council adaptable version) - click to download

To make it as easy as possible to promote the 12 Do's of Christmas 2016 to your residents and colleagues, we have developed a range of promotional resources for you to use. All the resources on this page may be downloaded for distribution.

Adaptable Media Releases

Planet Ark has prepared an adaptable media release for councils:

Social Media  

  1. Share our ready-to-go 12 Do's of Christmas social media graphics.
  2. Use #12DOsOfXmas on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  3. Update your Facebook cover image with the downloadable 12 Do's of Christmas graphic.
  4. Send us any interesting tips or images that we can post about on our I Heart Recycling facebook page, and 'like' us to receive recycling updates. 

Adaptable Email/Newsletter story

The text below can be used to help us promote the 12 Do's of Christmas, but feel free to write your own. Simply cut and paste the text below, fill in the name and title of your council's spokesperson, and distribute!

Simple Actions for a Merry Green Christmas

Over the festive season, we eat, drink, party and buy more than any other time of the year, but it’s also when we’re toughest on the environment due to the extra waste we generate and the extra resources we consume.

In light of this, encourages everyone to check out Planet Ark's 12 Do's of Christmas website. It offers simple tips for making your family's Christmas special, without costing the earth - from fun festive recycled crafts, to feel-good gifts with meaning.  

“A few basic actions can make a big difference to your environmental impact and your budget over Christmas,” says [insert name].

This year Planet Ark has a free Christmas gift to use all year round - RecycleSmart - an app to answer all your household waste and recycling questions.

The 12 Do's of Christmas resource is made possible thanks to, a free recycling directory for households established by Planet Ark, and it includes tips for reducing food waste and excess packaging, buying green gifts, and recycling items like wrapping paper, foil, cartons, drink containers, plastic and cards as well as electronics and batteries.

Photo Gallery

A range of photos are available for download from the Photo Gallery


Give your residents the free RecycleSmart App for Christmas! It provides information from RecyclingNearYou for every council area in Australia and enables residents to search for both kerbside and drop off services for a huge range of materials on their phone or tablet. You can promote it to your residents using Do #5.

If you have any feedback to provide regarding the app please email or call us on 1300 733 712.

Campaign Logo

To assist your council in promoting waste prevention, Planet Ark has made available the 12 Do's of Christmas logo. A zip file, with a jpg, png and pdf formatted logo, is available for download here.  

If you do use the logo, we'd really appreciate you sending us a copy of any promotions or resources you use the logo for. Wherever possible we like to keep these for our records. If you have an questions feel free to contact us on 1300 733 712 or at

Web banners and graphics

Right click and save image to download. 

Ecard with text

Ecard with just graphics (if you need a smaller image)

Other banners