As part of Bundaberg Regional Council’s Turtle Awareness campaign, residents are being encouraged to put the 3R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle – into practice to help protect the local environment.
Ways to reduce your energy consumption
The Reducing Urban Glow project has educated residents on the importance of reducing the negative impact of lighting on marine turtles.
Outside of lighting, there are many other ways to reduce energy consumption for the benefit of the natural environment.
Here are some tips for residents to reduce their energy consumption, impacts on the environment and their household electricity bills:
• Clean air conditioner filters at least twice a year to maximise efficiency
• Turn off appliances at the wall when not in use
• Use cold water for laundry where possible
For more handy saving tips visit the Queensland Government website.
Think outside the box when it comes to reusing household items
It’s not waste until it is wasted!
Check out Council's 30 Day Recycling Challenge for plenty of tips and tricks on how you can give household items a second life!
Recycling Right made easy
Do you know what you can recycle and where?
Use the handy Recycle Mate app to find out how to recycle right!
Simply open the app, take a photo or type the item name and Recycle Mate will provide disposal guidance specific to the Bundaberg Region!
Residents and visitors can learn more about by signing up to the Turtley Aware Club.
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