Parliamentarians Promotional Resources

12 Do's A4 2-page version - click to download © Zo Zhou

12 Do's A4 2-page version - click to download

12 Do's A3 1-page version - click to download © Zo Zhou

12 Do's A3 1-page version - click to download

To make it as easy as possible to promote the 12 DOs of Christmas 2017 to your constituents, staff 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 Release

Planet Ark has developed an adaptable media release:

Social Media tips  

  1. Share our ready-to-go 12 DOs of Christmas social media graphics.
  2. Use #12DosOfXmas on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
  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 Planet Ark facebook page, and 'like' us to receive recycling updates. 

Example posts:

  • We spend over $1,079 at #Christmas! Plan for meals & presents & save big. Check out @PlanetArk's #12DosOfXmas
  • Check out toys, fashion accessories even backpacks in our new Recycled Products Directory on @PlanetArk's #12DOsOfXmas
  • Doing renovations or cleaning out over Christmas? Hire a skip bin company that recycles! Check out @PlanetArk's #12DOsOfXmas
  • Over summer @MobileMuster1 sees record sales of mobiles. Make sure your old one is given new life by selling, giving or recycling. #12DOsOfXmas
  • Over 1/3 of what Aussies spend on food for Christmas is wasted! Reduce waste & have a happy holiday via @PlanetArk's #12DOsOfXmas 
  • Turn unwanted gifts into thoughtful ones. Find out how to reduce Christmas waste & have a fun holiday: #12DOsOfXmas
  • Guarantee ur place on Santa's Nice List! Have some fun! Follow @PlanetArk's #12DOsOfXmas for tips to reduce waste
  • Keep Christmas special while reducing waste this year with @PlanetArk's #12DOsOfXmas

Photo Gallery

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

Campaign Logo

To assist MPs 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 any questions feel free to contact us on 02 8484 7200 or at

Adaptable Email/Blog post

The below email can be used to help us promote 12 DOs of Christmas to your constituents, staff and colleagues. Simply cut and paste the text below, fill in your details, and distribute!

Help Fight a Festive War on Waste with the 12 DOs of Christmas

[Insert Parliamentarian name and title] and Planet Ark are encouraging Australians to keep their good reducing, reusing and recycling habits during the festive season to fight the war on waste using the 12 DOs of Christmas.

It is estimated Australians will spend around $50 billion over the Christmas period which leads to a big increase in the amount of waste we produce.

"Waste is one of the biggest environmental issues over Christmas, but making a big difference to the environmental impact and budgets of <Insert electorate> residents is easy," says <Insert Parliamentarian's name and title>. 

This year we are encouraging residents in DO #5 to buy secondhand and recycled products. Buying secondhand items or products made from recycled materials keeps valuable resources in circulation. To help make the right choice even easier we've put together a Recycled Products Directory where you can find a range of items from toys made from recycled wood to smartphone covers made from skateboards.

Planet Ark's The 12 DOs of Christmas offers simple tips for making your Christmas even more special, without costing the earth. <Insert electorate> residents can also find sustainable options for all types of waste materials on, a comprehensive household recycling directory.

The website and hotline (1300 733 712) were established by Planet Ark and through the support of Proud Partner, Bingo Industries, and Page Sponsors, ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark', MobileMuster, TechCollect and Tetra Pak.

Web banners and graphics

Right click and save the image to download: 

Ecard with text

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

Other banners: