Now, the councils want to squander us, it's a shame that the police of the post & # 39; start rummaging through the garbage and hit the garish stickers about residents recycling
- Western Australia has launched a new initiative to address waste in the state
- Residents who do not recycle properly can expect to see a sticker on their container
- The stickers have the thumbs up, the OK and approval signs down to provide a guide
- Gestures "are not meant to be used as a negative symbol," says the new website
- WA produces 20% more waste per year than the national average
Laura Hedges for Daily Mail Australia
If you do not have an eagle eye for what can and can not be recycled, you may want to read it or stick it with a striking sticker on your container as part of the last waste disposal scheme.
Western Australia produces almost 20 percent more waste per year than the national average, and today launched its scheme "Own Your Waste". (Your own waste) in an attempt to reduce this figure.
The initiative is part of a $ 20 million waste program and will allow council officials to conduct checks on residents' containers, sticking a sticker on those with improperly recycled waste.
Western Australia produces almost 20 percent more waste per year than the national average, and today launched its scheme "Own Your Waste". (Your own waste) in an attempt to reduce this figure
The yellow, green and red stickers have three different hand signals: a thumbs up, an OK sign and a finger pointing down, and are designed to encourage people to classify their waste correctly.
The yellow, green and red stickers have three different hand signals and are designed to help people sort their waste correctly
In its toolkit, the campaign said that the approval symbol is a gesture of congratulations: "You're doing a good job", the OK symbol is "similar in expression". and the approval symbol indicates elements that should not enter & # 39; a trash can & # 39;
"The gesture of pointing indicates what type of waste can go to each container," explains the toolkit, and adds that "it is not meant to be used as a negative symbol."
According to the Government of Western Australia, about 25 percent of the contents of a household's general waste container is actually recyclable material.
Homes in Western Australia typically discard about 28 kilograms of waste each week, and what is thrown into general household waste accounts for about a quarter of all waste in the state, says the new website & # 39; Own Your Impact & # 39;
WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said that although people "want to do the right thing", they are still surprised at how many people do not know what can and can not go to recycling bins, reports The West Australian.
& # 39;[The new campaign] will give materials to the community but also to local governments. "
According to the Government of Western Australia, about 25 percent of the contents of a household's general waste container is actually recyclable material