Waste Management And Technology: Automated Waste Collection Systems

Waste Management And Technology: The dawn of automation is upon us begging the question – how smart are your smart bins?   Revolutionizing ways we monitor, manage and collect waste materials and recyclables are technological enhancements to waste bins – or “smart bins”.     Gradually paving the way to more efficient, cost-wise and stress-free waste removal systems.   The assumption can be made that organic waste is not harmful,…

Packaging Alternatives To Plastic: Eco-friendly Substitutes For Plastic

Packaging Alternatives To Plastic: Durable, elastic, adaptable and a cheap to produce.   These are but some of the characteristics we automatically credit to plastic – and of course they are pretty much true.     Be that as it may, plastic has – since its inception – become a major scourge of the Earth.   Plastic is very easy and convenient to use, but in today’s day and age…

Are Pizza Boxes Recyclable?: And What You Knead To Know!

Are Pizza Boxes Recyclable?: We all want to do the right thing when it comes to recycling.   But unfortunately some items aren’t as easy to recycle – and pizza boxes are one of these.     You may be unaware that your favourite pizza and the box that it comes with are an unlikely pairing.   Here’s why – pizza boxes, for the most part, are made of corrugated cardboard….

Effects Of Microbeads On The Environment: Worldwide Impact And Damage!

Effects Of Microbeads On The Environment: Whoever says “what you do not know cannot hurt you” – is about to be blown off of their seat!   An increasing number of studies demonstrated evidences of harmful effects caused by everyday products such as toothpaste and facial wash – so read up to know more.     Plastic pollution is an issue many of us are now highly aware of.  …

Are Baby Wipes Recyclable?: And What Alternatives You Should Consider!

Are Baby Wipes Recyclable?: You may think that you’re too old to take “baby” steps – pun intended – but think again!   Today, we focus our attention on how the humble wet wipe adversely affects not just you, but your communities and wider environment as well.     Most importantly, we will dive into alternative solutions on how to combat increasing number of waste materials in general  – and…

Can You Recycle Tea Bags?: And What You Need To Know!

Can You Recycle Tea Bags?: We look at your favourite cuppa and why you should maybe think about not using plastic tea bags due to microplastics leaching in water.   Tea packaging comes in different variants: paper, silk and plastic. Most tea bags are made from paper, with a small amount of plastic used to seal them shut. It is this mixed material that causes real recycling issues.    …

Waste Collection Service: Four Corners Expose Of Aussie Waste Industry

Waste collection service: the waste industry is certainly paying attention to the hard hitting expose of the Australian waste collection and disposal industries (Trashed: The Dirty Truth About Your Rubbish). The tv show made for pretty interesting viewing for many reasons – you can see the show here on the ABC website.   In this blog post today – we do not intend to discuss any of the issues raised…

Waste Collection: It Is Not Always As Glamorous As It Seems!

Waste collection: Mr Waster was recently asked to contribute an article on entrepreneurship to a rugby magazine – it brought back memories of getting smashed on the school sports field!   I will be honest and say that I was not great at sports – and to be perfectly honest – I was not that good at academics either. However, we all get through life – and look at me…

Recycling In Philippines: Waste Management In The Philippines In 2019

Recycling in Philippines. In today’s guest blog by Ange Lu Gomez  – we look a bit further afield and investigate the state of recycling in Philippines and waste management in the Philippines. Our blogger today is Ange Lu Gomez who lives in the Philippines and has a keen eye on all things recycling related.   A growing economy leads to extra waste production   As population increases, living standards are…