Kit to help Victorian councils communicate on waste and recycling


The Victorian Government has released an education kit to help councils better communicate with their residents from culturally diverse backgrounds about waste, recycling and litter.

Engaging with Culturally Diverse Communities on Waste, Resource Recovery and Litter – a Kit for Educators has been produced by the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group in consultation with metropolitan council waste educators and culturally diverse engagement specialists.

Its purpose is to assist metropolitan councils to communicate with these diverse groups so that they have a clear understanding about what can be recycled and how to do it, particularly as Victorian practices may be quite different from those in their former country.

The latest census data shows more than 28 per cent of Victorians were born overseas, come from more than 200 countries and speak over 260 languages and dialects.

‘Engaging with Culturally Diverse Communities on Waste, Resource Recovery and Litter - a Kit for Educators’ is available here.