Aussies taking action on the environment
THE Backyard Barometer report found recycling and composting has increased, with 86 per cent of respondents saying they regularly recycled or composted.
“Australians aren’t just thinking about the environment, they are taking matters into their own hands by recycling and composting,” Mr O’Gorman said.
“Looking ahead, switching to renewable energy and installing solar are the top two environmental actions Australians are likely to take in the near future.”
However, one Queensland council has banned glass from recycling bins in a bid to cut contamination rates.
Ipswich City Council’s recycling program will only accept four categories of material – paper, cardboard, aluminium and plastic containers. It comes after the council had originally stopped recycling altogether after China’s decision to restrict the salvageable contents it would accept.
86 per cent of respondents say they regularly recycle.