Do you think Australia does enough to encourage metal recycling? Currently, you only receive a cash incentive to recycle in South Australia and the Northern Territory, and that's only for aluminium drink cans. Having said that, the environmental benefits should be incentive enough, since for every can you recycle, you save enough electricity to power a TV for three hours - electricity that would have otherwise been used to make new aluminium.
There are many things that you can do in order to reduce the frequency of emptying your skip bin. This article specifically discusses how changing shopping habits can result in reduced garbage for you.
Switch to Solar-Powered Items
Disposable batteries and their packaging make up a significant fraction of the garbage generated in homes. In order to reduce this volume of garbage, you should switch to buying items that are powered by solar energy.
If your backyard trees resemble something out of a "Tarzan" movie, it's time to call in your friendly neighbourhood tree trimmer. While trees do need their leaves for photosynthesis, those leaves also need access to the sun to complete the process. Here's how professional tree trimmers prune for your trees.
The Tree Pruning Process
Think of when you get a haircut. Your stylist or barber trims away split ends and scraggly pieces that are making your hair look untidy.