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…

Recycle Coffee Grounds: A Smart Way For Cafes To Save Money!

If you are like me – you can not get through a day without one or more (make that eight!) coffees. You will of course ask yourself – is it possible to recycle coffee grounds and what options are available. In today’s blog – we will look at this from the perspective of a business – like a cafe or restaurant – but of course the same approach can work…

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…

Should Single Use Plastic Be Banned – Yes Says One Country!

When you think about the small Pacific Ocean island nation of Vanuatu – you may think of amazing golden beaches, crystal seas and natural wonder. All those things would be correct – but the island nation is also at the forefront of the global debate on should single use plastic be banned or not.     In our regular blogs we have covered the dangers of plastic and the terrible…

Recycle Bin: Could You Win The Waste Collection Lottery?

Recycle bin: When we say recycling ideas – do you think of using the same idea over and over again (i.e. recycling!) or do you think of coming up with new ideas to boost recycling. Well in this case, thankfully we are talking about a really new and fresh idea.   Much of modern startup sector thinking is applying great ideas to new areas – i.e. like crowd sourcing etc….