Plastic recycling: why recycling your plastic is easier than ever
Plastic recycling: many people are pleasantly pleased to find out that we are finally starting to make some real headway in recycling and resource recovery as a society and no longer dump the majority of our waste at landfill. There are increasing opportunities for recycling becoming viable every day and we will touch on some of them here.
Waster offers flexible (30 day agreements) waste and recycling services to small and medium Australian businesses. You can recycle plastic bottles through our commingled recycling bins – check out prices and options in our online waste shop by pressing the button below:
Plastic recycling – new developments that will boost recycling in Australia
There are numerous interesting projects currently happening in Australia that we will touch on this blog.
Redcycle is a Melbourne based organisation that runs programmes with Coles and Woolworths where bags etc can be recycled – form their website:
“Keep your empty bread bags, biscuit packets, frozen food bags, rice and pasta bags, confectionary packets, plastic shopping bags and old reusable bags out of landfill by bringing them in to selected Coles and Woolworths supermarkets instead.”
“Drop them into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and the RED Group will do the rest.”
“Your empty packaging will be recycled into useful new products such as sturdy outdoor furniture and signage.”
Another interesting development is a fuels from plastic plant on the New South Wales Central Coast – see article on ABC here.
Quoting from the article:
“Thousands of tonnes of household plastics thrown away on the New South Wales Central Coast could soon be destined to power cars and trucks – as a result of new technology being used for the first time in Australia.”
“Foyson Resources Ltd is behind the establishment of a $4 million facility at Berkeley Vale, which will eventually convert 200 tonnes of plastics a day into 50 million litres of diesel and 18 million litres of petrol a year.”
“It has significant environmental benefits,” said Foyson Managing Director Mike Palmer.”
“We’re taking plastics which would normally go into a landfill and turning them back into usable fuels – diesels and petrols.”
You can also check out a very interesting TED talk on plastic recycling below:
We have published a recent blog on how incorrect waste disposal service can impact our seas and oceans.