Plastic Bag Waste: Are Consumers Ready for The Plastic Bag Ban in Supermarkets?

We have been talking about plastic bag waste in many of our blogs – due to the sheer volume of single use plastics ending up in landfill or in our environment like rivers and oceans.   Today is a momentous day – as major national supermarket chain will no longer offer single use plastic shopping bags to customers. This is expected to have a huge impact on plastic bag waste…

Waste Disposal Melbourne: Why You Need Cheap, Reliable Services

Waste disposal Melbourne: Melbourne is famous for numerous things such as sports, coffee, cultural life etc  – and they all add up to make the Victorian capital one of the most liveable large cities in the world (Melbourne has been ranked the worlds most liveable city for EIU for the sixth consecutive year in 2016.) Of course, to keep the city so clean and pleasant, a high quality sanitation and waste…

Rubbish Service: How A Slower Approach To Recycling Is Giving Results!

When we talk about improvements in rubbish service and waste management – we often focus on technology and improvements in processes – and everything is focused around speed and machinery.   In today’s blog – we take a look at a very different but highly effective rubbish service. This service is one where slowness is more important than speed – but it is having such great success that whole towns…

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…

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…

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…

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…