Australian newspaper and magazine publishers have been committed to advancing recycling since starting to work together on environmental issues 25 years ago. Our commitment remains strong to continue to maintain Australia’s world class newspaper recycling rate of around 78 per cent. This places us among the best in the world, something we achieved when Australia first surpassed the US newspaper recycling rate in 1997.
We didn’t stop there – our commitment to recycling newspapers at the optimum rate goes hand in hand with advocating the benefits of recycling to our audiences and encouraging our communities to follow our lead. To this end, the industry offers $A1,000,000 a year in advertising space to state and federal governments to promote newspaper and magazine recycling.