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Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

BE­TWEEN 2001 and 2007, the amount of waste sent to land­fill across the coun­try in­creased from 19.0 mil­lion tonnes to 21.3 mil­lion tonnes, ac­cord­ing to the Aus­tralian Bureau of Sta­tis­tics.

While coun­cils strive to im­prove their re­cy­cling pro­grams, the im­pact of waste ma­te­rial on our en­vi­ron­ment is hard to cal­cu­late, and even harder to cal­cu­late is the cost of lit­ter­ing and illegal dump­ing.

To com­bat the prob­lem, the City of South Perth has just signed up to take part in the 2015 Garage Sale Trail.

The event is a na­tional waste ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram, which pro­motes re-use and re­cy­cling move­ment with more than 150 lo­cal coun­cils tak­ing part.

The event is de­signed as a way to get the en­tire com­mu­nity to re­duce waste to land­fill, build com­mu­ni­ties and en­able house­holds, schools, com­mu­nity groups and busi­nesses to fundraise at lo­cal level.

The event will take place on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24. To register for the Sale Trial visit garage­sale­

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