Recycle Right campaign
In 2011-12 Zero Waste SA ran phase two of the Recycle Right campaign, concentrating on improving householders’ knowledge and behaviours. The campaign focussed on what can and cannot be placed into each of the kerbside bins and how to prepare items before placing them into the bins. Campaign elements include advertising, online search engine, 1300 hotline, council workshops and an educational DVD. Zero Waste SA also launched a Recycle Right English as a Second Language teaching resource
Zero Waste SA Industry Program
The Industry Program enables and mentors a diverse range of iconic businesses and government agencies to improve resource efficiency practices. With collaboration at its base, and a strong potential to save waste, energy, water and money in a difficult financial climate, the program continued to bring excellent outcomes for participating organisations. During 2011-12, these included Bickfords, NAI Harcourts Brock Commercial, Anglican Community Care, Lincoln College, the Barossa Regional Development Board, the South Australian Tourism Industry Council, and the Blackwood Business Network.
Zero Waste SA and UniSA research partnership
The University of South Australia's Zero Waste SA Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour, is working to promote 'a vision of a resource recovery society – doing more with less'. The research project Zero-ing in on Food Waste: Measuring, understanding and reducing food waste in South Australia from production to consumption in households and restaurants is a major collaborative initiative which addresses consumption and waste avoidance.
Food waste incentives
Zero Waste SA will commit $6.1 million over four years to further assist councils to implement food waste recycling as part of existing green organics collections. A second round of funding was offered to councils in April 2012 under the Kerbside Performance Plus program to encourage residents to recycle their food scraps for eventual composting. To date, $1.3 million has been awarded to eight councils, helping a total of 155,500 households to increase their recycling efforts.