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Win a $150 prize pack in the aluminium foil ball competition

30 March 2017

Aluminium foil

Did you know that the average Maroondah household throws out about one full 120 litre rubbish bin of aluminium foil every year?

Most the aluminium foil that is disposed of by residents ends up in landfill. If this foil was recycled annually per household it could save 30kg of greenhouse gasses from entering the atmosphere and 21 kilowatts of energy, enough to power a TV for 306 hours!

Maroondah Councillor Michael Macdonald wants to increase awareness in the community that aluminium foil is recyclable and can be rolled into a ball and put into household blue lidded kerbside recycling bins.

“As a member of the Metropolitan Local Governments’ Waste Forum, I recognise the importance of households reducing waste and embracing every opportunity to recycle,” said Cr Macdonald.

“Aluminium has an endless recycling life, which means it can be recycled over and over again without losing quality. To help raise awareness of this important recycling option available to residents, Council is running a ‘Recycle your foil’ competition to educate people on how easy it is to recycle foil,” said Cr Macdonald.

To represent the amount of foil thrown out every year in Maroondah, two aluminium foil balls are on display at Realm in Ringwood Town Square.

Come into Realm between Monday 3 April to and Sunday 14 May to see the display and guess how many meters of aluminium foil are in each ball. All entries have a chance to win a $150 prize pack of sustainable products including a picnic basket, reusable containers and household items.

Alternatively, you can enter the competition by filling out the advert in Maroondah Leader and dropping it into a Council Service Centre or post it to PO BOX 156, Ringwood 3134.

The competition runs from Monday 3 April to Monday 17 April.

Find out more about the competition or how to enter here or contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 or 9298 4598.



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