Category: Environment

Rubbish Collection Brisbane: New Program To Boost Recycling

Rubbish Collection Brisbane: we are big fans at Waster for reducing costs from waste collection and also boosting recycling – these double benefits can often go hand in hand.   In this blog, we will cover the new Queensland Government plans to boost cans and container recycling that will be implemented from 2018.   These schemes are quite like the long standing programs in South Australia (in place since the…

Integrated Waste Services: How Much Waste Does Australia Produce?

Integrated Waste Services: when you put your rubbish and recycling out for collection each week you my often wonder will your waste actually fit inside your bin! This got Mr Waster thinking – how much waste is produced by the average Australian every year?   Waster offers low cost intergrated waste services and recycling to small and medium Australian businesses – based on flexible 30 day agreements and a real…

Green Waste Removal: Food Waste To Create Electricity Throughout Australia?

Green waste removal – if you have been playing attention to the press recently in Australia -you will know that there is an ongoing crisis in the recycling and waste management industries.   Due to China clamping down on importation of low quality recycling commodities – many Australian councils and commercial recyclers are feeling the pinch.   Ipswich council has recently announced that they are putting an end to commingled /…

Trash Collection: Will This Approach To Clean Up Our Oceans Actually Work?

Trash collection: if you are a regular reader of our blogs – you will be more than aware of the ongoing and worsening rubbish and pollution issue in the Pacific Ocean  -known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.   This huge area of floating rubbish and mostly plastic is caused by a number of factors:   – A lack of proper and modern trash collection services in many countries  …

Green Company: Would You Pay A Bit More For An Environmentally Responsible Provider?

Green company: Many of Waster’s customers have a real focus on waste and recycling and a desire to be a really green company.   This is an excellent mindset for any business – but sometimes we wonder do competitors cut corners regarding the environment and hence boost profits. It is sometimes our suspicion that less scrupulous companies make more money that the green company down the road.   In today’s…

Gold Coast Rubbish Removal: The Gold Medal For Recycling

Gold Coast Rubbish Removal: Mr Waster is looking forward to the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast next year – and his kids are certainly excited about it! Thinking of which events to see made me think about who are the champions of recycling and waste management in Australia and internationally.   The question is “who would you give a gold medal to for their environmental performance – or who…

Reduce Garbage: How Reducing Trash Can Really Help The Environment

In many recent blogs we have concentrated on a couple of issues in the Australian waste management industry – how to reduce garbage production, how to cut out plastics – and also the crisis in global recycling.   Sometimes small things such as single use plastics (think plastic drinking straws, single use plastic bags) can have very negative impacts on the environment.   I am a big believer that we…

National Resource Recovery: Aussies Fighting Oceans of Plastic

National Resource Recovery: the Easter holidays this year (2018) enjoyed some amazing weather and sunshine in Sydney.   Mr Waster took advantage of the warm weather to visit the beach with his family. When the sun shines – there is nowhere on earth better than the Australian coastline.   I also saw a very interesting TV show on Four Corners over the long weekend -looking at the growing issues of…

Green Waste Disposal: What Happened Before Landfills?

At Waster – we are always trying to boost recycling for our customers and have green waste disposal – or at least waste disposal as kind for the environment as possible.   In recent years – landfills have got a very bad press. They are seen as the worst possible outcome for waste disposal – of course not counting illegal dumping.   With the current crisis in the Australian (and…

Garbage Recycling: Can We Use Waste Plastic To Build Better Roads?

In recent blogs – we have covered the developing waste and recycling crisis in Australia as China is no longer prepared to process the garbage recycling that we send to them each year.   The clampdown by China on low quality recycling products – means that Australia (and many other countries) need to find a sustainable processing system and output for the garbage recycling collected.   About Waster:   Waster…