The R-Gang concept was developed as part of EMRC’s Waste Education Program to demonstrate the integrated nature of our waste management system and is the medium used to communicate with the public about waste education, to invite feedback and to provide opportunities for the community to get involved.

The R-Gang (pictured below) consists of four characters that each represent the 4Rs of waste management - Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recover. The characters symbolise the four principles of sustainable waste management – Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Recover. Mannequins of each character are housed at the Red Hill Environmental Education Centre. Each character is made from materials associated with that particular waste minimisation activity.

For practical tips and more information about each of the 4Rs, please click on the links below.

R1 - Reduce

R2 - Reuse

R3 - Recycle

R4 - Recover