Eight local councils, including City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire and Borough of Queenscliffe, have banded together to help reduce the level of waste which is produced throughout the region.
The councils will support the Buy Recycled campaign, an awareness campaign which aims to encourage the purchasing of items made from recyclable and sustainable materials.
The campaign will also promote the growth of the circular economy throughout the Barwon South West and Geelong areas.
The program highlights the simple choices which can be made to help build a circular economy. It will also educate the community on the benefits of an effective and efficient recycling system.
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said the campaign will help to offer an alternative to conventional methods for residents.
“All it takes is a simple choice; a choice to stop purchasing single-use products and instead look at ways you can reduce your plastic contribution,” Asher said.
“It can be as simple as swapping out some of our regular household items such as clothing, toiletries, bags and furniture for products that are made from recycled goods including plastic bottles, rubber, glass, cardboard or pre-loved fabrics.
“It’s terrific to see that, increasingly, local stores and supermarkets are providing recyclable and refillable options.”
The Buy Recycled campaign features an interactive map, which highlights readily available recycled products, as well as the businesses stocking them.
The Buy Recycled campaign website can be accessed here.