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  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2014 - Radio Grab 1 (1.44MB wav file)
    Unwrapping a new gadget might provide a short-term high, but with more active SIM cards on the planet than people, it comes with an environmental impact.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2014 - Radio Grab 2 (1.62MB wav file)
    Mobiles and tablets are becoming more and more popular, so it’s important to make sure the non-renewable resources that go into making them are kept in use, by recycling them.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2014 - Radio Grab 3 (1.77MB wav file)
    Many of the materials and components found in mobiles and tablets are rare and can be harmful to the environment if sent to landfill, so it’s important to recycle them responsibly.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2014 - Radio Grab 4 (2.18MB wav file)
    Planet Ark’s awareness campaign The 12 DOs of Christmas includes tips for recycling items like phones, electronics and batteries, as well as buying green gifts and reducing food waste.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2015 - Grab 1 (2.83MB wav file)
    We’ve teamed up with RecycleSmart to release a free smartphone app to answer everyone’s tricky waste and recycling questions. It’s our Christmas gift to the public to help them recycle, and can be used throughout the year.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2015 - Grab 2 (3.89MB wav file)
    Christmas is a time that we spend more, eat more and party more than any other season, so it’s not surprising councils report that waste spikes dramatically over December and January. Some report increases of up to 30% so anything we can do to reduce our impact at Christmas can help.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2015 - Grab 3 (4.64MB wav file)
    Our research shows that 99% of us are confused about whether we can recycle at least one common item of packaging. Our new ReycleSmart app aims to reduce this confusion and give local options for items not accepted in household recycling bins, like clothes and e-waste. It can also help settle those recycling debates with family on Christmas Day!
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2015 - Grab 4 (3.72MB wav file)
    As much as half of all municipal waste that goes to landfill is food, so planning ahead, opening food as you go and resisting the urge to over-cater will reduce both waste and the cost of Christmas.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2016 - Grab 1 (1.27MB wav file)
    Of the 25 million tonnes of waste produced in Australia each year, over half is organic waste, so there’s lots of potential for us to reduce our food waste and compost our scraps rather than send them to landfill where they produce greenhouse gases.
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2016 - Grab 2 (1.18MB wav file)
    Each Australian household wastes $1,100 on food each year on average, so Christmas is an especially great time to plan meals ahead, open food as you go and avoid that last-minute panic buying!
  • 12 DOs of Christmas 2016 - Grab 3 (913kb wav file)
    With changes in technology 80% or more of a house can be recycled now days with everything from wood, bricks, sand, and metal all being given a second life.

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