China Waste Problem – Ban On Single-Use Plastics

China Waste Problem: Being a waste management company here, it is only natural for us to talk about plastic and its detrimental effects on the environment.   This is especially true in China, wherein according to a BBC article, China produced about 60 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2010. Plenty of plastic, right? But this is where it gets worse, it ballooned to 81 million tonnes this 2019. It…

Can You Recycle Magazines With Staples? – And More You Need To Know!

Can You Recycle Magazines With Staples: You may have some old and outdated magazines in your offices or homes. If that’s the case, then recycling them would be the perfect way to dispose of them properly.   Magazines with staples recycling is a part of a more general topic which is mixed paper recycling. Mixed paper means different types of paper mixed together. Additionally, this includes items such as phone…

Battery Recycling – What To Do With Your Old Batteries

Battery Recycling: Here at Waster, we always promote a zero-waste environment. In doing so, we make sure to bring you informative, up-to-date blog topics for you to learn more. Our blogs include topics like recycling, upcycling, waste disposal services, etc.   In this blog, we will be tackling battery recycling. But first things first, let me ask you this… Did you know that batteries can be recycled? Let me discuss…

Planned Obsolescence – What Is It And What Does It Do?

Planned Obsolescence: When I say planned obsolescence, what first comes to your mind? Do you think about your spent money on the latest technology? Or do you think about the broken LED light bulb you have to change again?   Either way, planned obsolescence brings no good to both consumers and the environment. What is “planned obsolescence”, anyways? Answer: it is the drastic reduction of lifespan of a product.  …

Computer Recycling – Recycling PCs And Laptops

Computer Recycling: As a gamer, I always find myself wanting to upgrade my computer in order to play high-end games.   Games like Grand Theft Auto V, Far Cry Primal, Dota 2, and League of Legends tend to need a lot of computing power to run smoothly – CPU intensive, as they say.   As a result, I always find myself upgrading and changing my computer parts in order to…

Effects Of Consumerism On The Environment

Effects Of Consumerism On The Environment: When we hear the word “development”, we always think about it as a good thing. We always think about it as an indicator of a country’s prosperity, hence the terms “developing” and “developed” country.   But is this the case for Earth’s sustainability? I don’t think so. In fact, I think it does quite the opposite. The question is “how does consumerism affect the…

Australia Waste Export – Why It Is Unfair For Other Countries

Australia Waste Export: more than 2 years ago, China sent the world into a shock and announced a waste import ban. The waste ban itself happened on 1 January 2018.   Australia suffered greatly from this. Back then, China took almost all of the world’s waste, accumulating to more than 50 per cent of rubbish.   As a result, Australia looked to other countries to export its trash. They sought…