One person’s trash…

Director of Nursing Adam Coleman, TravelSmart Officer Carolyn Ryder and Mission Associate Jing-Ping Wong.

Director of Nursing Adam Coleman, TravelSmart Officer Carolyn Ryder and Mission Associate Jing-Ping Wong.

As part of National Recycling Week, St John of God Murdoch Hospital held a bazaar for staff to swap their unwanted items for prized possessions.

Carolyn Ryder, TravelSmart Officer at the hospital, says the Second Time Around Grand Bazaar was held to encourage staff to think about the environmental impact of our throw-away culture.

“We asked staff to bring an item from home that was no longer used but in good condition and in return, they were able to select an item that they wanted,” says Ms Ryder.

“Recycling needs to play a bigger role in our society – it helps to divert items from landfill, saves water, energy, emissions and enables people to save money too.”

An assortment of books, CDs, clothing and sporting equipment were on offer and many staff member left the bazaar with something they really wanted.

Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its nineteenth year, this annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by promoting recycling both in the home and workplace.

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