Recycling Versus Waste Prevention: Should We Reduce Waste Or Seek To Recycle?

When you read the press recently – it is hard to avoid discussion or stories about plastic pollution and the argument re recycling versus waste prevention. With the current plastic pollution affecting our oceans – it is commonly argued that recycling is not enough.   I was thus very interested to read an article this week stating that The Green Alliance – a UK body argued that we should not…

Bottle And Can Recycling: Are We Actually Drinking Plastic?

In our regular blogs on boosting recycling and helping customers save money – we often focus on commingled recycling bins for bottle and can recycling.   In today’s blog – we will cover some of the major things to be aware off when arranging a commingled recycling services. We will also briefly look at container deposit schemes.   To highlight how plastic is becoming a huge environmental issue – I…

Wollongong recycling: Reducing Your Costs Is The Only Show In Town

Wollongong recycling: we have written previous blog posts highlighting how expensive waste management and dumping at landfill can be in the wider Wollongong area – we think it is probably the most expensive area in Australia to arrange commercial waste services for your business.   You can see some of the other blogs we have published at waste services Wollongong – explaining how to reduce your costs and at skip…

Melbourne Landfill: Could Landfills Be The Power Stations Of The Future?

In 2018 – a Melbourne landfill would quite rightly not be regarded as the leading edge in environmental progress.   Landfills have had a really bad reputation and image for a number of years.   The recent ABC expose of the waste management industry certainly did not paint them in a great light. Landfills are usually regarded as the worst option for waste (excluding of course illegal dumping!) and somewhere…

Waste Reduction: Why Reducing Plastic Garbage May Save The Planet!

If you read the title to this blog – you may even think it is a bit over the top. You may be thinking – waste reduction – sure – you are self serving by trying to sell bins of course!   However – in today’s blog we want to take a slightly different approach.   Usually – I am super positive about how recycling and using smart bin processes…

Rubbish Truck: A New Generation Of Environmentally Friendly Collections

Rubbish Truck: if you are interested in new environmental technology — you have probably heard that Tesla are soon launching a heavy electronic truck to the market.   You will be used to seeing electronic vehicles driving around our cities over the last few years — and maybe we will get used to electronic trucks also. Tesla expect their trucks to revolutionise heavy goods vehicles as below:   “In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two…

Canberra Recycling: Recycling Is Not A New Idea – But We Are Improving At It!

Canberra Recycling: Sometimes you tend to think that a focus on the environment and reducing pollution is a pretty modern idea.   However, in some ways – caring for resources and recycling has been around as long as human activity has been recorded. In this blog post – we will take a look at some of the long history of recycling.   What Waster can offer in recycling Canberra services…

Restaurant Waste Management: What Can Be Learned From Cruise Ships

You may be interested to know – or quite possible not interested at all – that your writer was recently on holiday on a cruise ship from Sydney to the amazing South Pacific. Ok – probably not interested. This trip made me think of a couple of things – one; how amazing our oceans are, two; how is the waste treated and three; what could be learned for restaurant waste…

Plastic Bag Recycling: How To Recycle Soft Plastics!

In commercial waste management – one of the trickiest waste streams to find  a solution for is plastic bag recycling. When we say plastic bag recycling – this includes soft plastics such a wrap, cling film and plastic shopping bags such as provided by shops.   In today’s blog – we cover some of the potential solutions for these bags – and also why they should not be included in…

Zero Waste Australia: Can Cities Really Hit Zero Waste To Landfill?

Simple question for you to start our blog today – do you really think that a strategy of zero waste Australia is really achievable in the medium term – for our country or for major cities like our state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart and Darwin?   In this blog today we will cover the bare outline of the topic – and hopefully whet your appetite….