What Can Be Recycled?: How Packaging Can Make Recycling Tricky

What Can Be Recycled?: at Waster we promote recycling all different types of waste for a number of reasons – firstly – it is good for the environment, and it can usually save customers significant amounts of money (this is due to the valuable commodities such as cardboard, plastic and metal being recycled and sold on to end users – that certainly is much better than being disposed of in…

Resource Recovery Centre: How Materials Are Recycled From Waste

Resource Recovery Centre: if you have been procuring commercial waste management or recycling services for any period of time, you will have heard varying and competing claims by waste companies as to how they will recycle your waste and how they are more environmentally friendly than other operators(with better facilities etc). Today we will walk through some of the types of resource recovery centre and MRF ( Materials Recovery Facilities)…

Queensland Waste Levy: How Will A Delay Impact Your Bin Prices?

The implementation of not of a Queensland Waste Levy – has been one of the hottest topics in the world of Australian waste management and recycling in recent years. It has attracted lots of media attention – such as on the ABC (not always positive) show on the waste industry – War On Waste.     The lack of a Queensland waste levy – has produced strange market anomalies in…

Central Waste And Recycling Environmental: QLD Government Guide

Central Waste and Recycling Contracts: To help business minimise their environmental footprint and waste management spend, the Queensland Government has produced a very useful pdf document that is free to download entitled Rethink Waste, A Guide to Reviewing Waste and Recycling Contracts.   The document can be accessed via our waste resources page (alongside a lot of other useful information. If you live on the Goldie you can check out a…

Cigarette Butt Recycling: Yes – You Can Even Recycle Cigarette Waste in 2018!

At Waster – we always encourage customers to start their waste management and recycling journey by doing the easy stuff first – such as cardboard and commingled recycling. However, many clients ask us about trickier niche recycling areas like is cigarette butt recycling available in Australia or can you recycle cigarette filters? Whilst cigarette butt waste is very small by volume – it is something that many people want to…

Recycle Bins: Is The Environment And Thorough Recycling A Human Right In Australia?

Recycle bins: At Waster we talk about boosting recycling and decreasing waste (through recycle bins) going to landfill everyday. We asked ourselves today if a clean environment is an actual human right or whether it is just a nice thing to have? The United Nations has been the key driver to a definition of environmental human rights – though the process has been slower than those for other human rights…

Can Polystyrene Be Recycled?: Can I Put Polystyrene In My Recycle Bin?

At Waster – we pride ourselves on helping our small and medium customers boost their recycling and hence save as much money as possible. Some of the most common questions we hear include: Can polystyrene be recycled and can I put polystyrene packaging in my recycle bin. In today’s blog we will cover these questions re can you recycle polystyrene and hopefully give you some food for thought on your…

Waste Recycling – We Take A First Look At New Australian Government Recycling Plan

In recent blogs on the ongoing recycling crisis in Australia – we have called for a national, joined up comprehensive plan to boost waste recycling and deal with our worsening environmental problems. That national plan is here – at least in draft form – and so in today’s blog we will have a quick look through the publicised draft recycling waste improvement suggestions – and see what we think.  …

Recycling Technology Innovation: Can BlockChain And Crypto Help Save The Planet?

In our regular blogs on the world of waste management and recycling – we are always looking for recycling technology innovation and ways that we can help the environment. In today’s blog – we will cover a potential idea – that would have been complete science fiction only a few short years ago.   In a previous blog on blockchain (green business) – we had looked at the huge energy…