Recycling Plant: Can This Robot Make Recycling Easier?

A visit to a recycling plant is certainly an interesting day out. When you dispose of mixed recycling in a commingled (yellow) recycling bin – most people have no idea how the items are separated and eventually recycled.   In today’s blog – we want to cover how new robotic technology could be coming to a recycling plant near you – and how it could improve recycling performance – whilst…

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…

Grease Trap Solutions: Why Is My Grease Trap Full After Service?

Grease trap solutions: when we are speaking to customers and potential customers about grease trap servicing, we often answer questions based on something like this: “why is my grease trap still full after in was pumped recently”? or ” will you charge me for 1000 litres (assuming it is a 1000 litre grease trap) of it is not full of grease?”   These questions are based on a misunderstanding of…

Food Waste Recycling: Ways To Keep Food Waste Out Of Landfills

We are always looking for the latest news in the world of waste and recycling – and we saw a very interesting story about an Aussie startup in the world of food waste recycling.   Food waste ending up in landfill is probably one of the most annoying aspects of Australian waste management. There are viable options available to keep it out of landfill – which we will briefly cover…

Waste Prevention: Will Banning Plastics Help Us Solve The Recycling Crisis?

Waste prevention: In many of our blogs – we focus on the best way to deal with waste once it has been produced. This is basically an approach of solving a problem once it has been produced. However – in recent blogs we have been focusing more on waste prevention – i.e. solving a problem before it happens in the first place.   Doctors always say that prevention is better…

Reduce Trash – How Much Waste Can We Reduce By Using Reusable Shopping Bags?

Sometimes it sounds really difficult to significantly reduce trash and actually make an impact. The problem can seem too big to even approach and we lose confidence in recycling.   In today’s blog we will look at one simple change that everyone can make to reduce trash in their everyday life – and look at some interesting figures.   Plastic bags are one of the most common items in modern…

Upcycling: Is This The New Face Of Recycling And Smart Waste Services?

We have covered the assorted challenges and issues that waste management and recycling industries are facing in Australia and worldwide. In today’s blog – we ask could the latest trend of upcycling be the solution for our problems.   The major issue with recycling in Australia is that there are limited takers of recycled products in this country. This is due to the long term decline of manufacturing and heavy…

Waste Minimization: Lets Remove Plastic From Common Items – And Boost Recycling

Waste minimization is a process – and can not be achieved in one day. In 2018 – one of the biggest issues in boosting recycling is that plastic is present in a whole range of items that you would not always expect.   If you watched the ABC TV show on the waste industry called “War On Waste” you will be aware of the huge issues caused by takeaway coffee…