Own Your Impact gets all of us thinking about our own personal contribution to waste. It encourages individuals and families to embrace small (and significant) behavioural changes towards consumption, recycling and reuse – and gives you the tools to do it.

Western Australia produces almost 20% more waste annually than the national average.

Our recovery rates – that is the recycling, reusing and repurposing of waste – are also some of the lowest in the country. It’s clear we have a waste problem.

Through better education we hope all Western Australians will own their impact, working towards reducing the volume of waste produced at home and in the community by:

  • wasting less and buying only what we need to consume (AVOID)
  • recycling more and re-purposing, repairing and reusing items to give them a longer life (RECOVER)
  • improving the recovery of materials so that more can be recycled and less will need to be produced from scratch (PROTECT)