New figures are showing high levels of waste recycling and reusing in Australian households.
The Bureau of Statistics says around 95 per cent of households recycle.
However 83 per cent of households getting rid of hazardous wastes, such as batteries, did not use safe waste disposal services.
The bureau says more than half of the people not using disposal services knew that such facilities existed.[Source: abc.net.au]
Very encouraging to see. Further proof that you can change community behaviour - it just takes time.