Roughly four million tonnes of packaging is used in Australia and approximately 57 percent of this is recycled annually, so there is still some room for improvement. Most packaging and containers are made up from materials such as plastic, cardboard, glass and steel which can easily and effectively be recycled. Recycling packaging diverts large amounts of waste form landfill as well a number of other environmental benefits.

However, it can be difficult for a small business to find the reuse, recycling and waste services they need. Many don’t have the time or the experience in finding these types of services. The Planet Ark Business Recycling website and hotline has been set up to make recycling at work easier.

Here you will find all of the recycling and best methods of waste disposal options available to you in Perth.

The most important thing which each of us can do is reduce the amount of waste we are creating through the purchase choice we make and the businesses processes we employ.

The Planet Ark War on Waste Toolkit for Business is available and is an excellent resource written to assist in this challenge.   Reducing waste not only saves money but even improves staff morale.

Planet Ark Business recycling logo

WMAA LogoThe Waste Management Associate of Australia provide a range of additional resources for businesses aiming to do more with recycling.


Transpacific Cleanaway also provide a comprehensive section on their web site to assist businesses to Recover Reduce and Recycle virtually any waste material. 

There are downloadable sheets on a variety of programmes.


We've been running a sculpture business in Bassendean for nine years now. We use recycled materials. We make things from ten dollar spiders or ants up to $40,000 elephants. We're local... Now it's turned into quite a busy business. I've got four blokes working for me. We're selling stuff all over the world.

Martin Jaine, Martin Jaine Sculptures