What Packaging Is Recyclable: We Look At Options For Compostable Food Packaging

At Waster we have really come round to the opinion that avoidance is much better than recycling when it comes to plastic – that simply not using it is so much better than any form of recycling out there. What packaging is recyclable is a really thorny question – because you need a degree in plastics and a real dedication to actually work it out, put it in the right…

Commercial Food Waste Disposal: New Technology To Help Environment & Business

Commercial Food Waste Disposal Method: If you have ever booked general waste bin services you will be aware that the heavier the weight of you bins – the higher the cost and this cost is increasing year after year. The cost of general waste bins is now becoming a real impediment to business growth in many areas.  This is because your general waste bins are collected and priced based on…

Zero Waste Restaurant: How To Reduce Waste Spend In Pubs & Clubs

Zero waste restaurant: as the weekend approaches – especially this weekend for the footy finals, many Australians will be planning on meeting friends and family in their local pub or club for a drink, a game of bowls or a family meal.   Restaurants, clubs and the local pub are central to Australian life for many, and it is good news that they can really easily reduce their spend on…

Waste Services For Cafes: How Two Cafes Can Pay Very Different Costs (Infographic)

Waste services for cafes: many of our new customers operate in the cafe and restaurant sector and as a new business starting out or small business, costs can be a major concern – as well as staying ethical by emphasising environmental awareness.   We produced the infographic below to show some of what can be achieved by implementing a simple recycling and waste management plan.   In an industry as…

Are Coffee Cups Recyclable? – And Other Useful Info Re Recycling Coffee Grounds

If you are anything like me – you drink way too much coffee every day! At one point I was up to c. 8 cups a day – and thankfully have weaned myself down to 3 a day – aiming for two! One of the big questions people have about take away coffee is the environmental impact and are coffee cups recyclable?   We will cover that question in today’s…

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…

Food Waste Australia: Alernative Solutions For Cafes and Restaurants

Food Waste Australia: if you operate a business in Australia serving food or beverages such as a cafe or restaurant – there are two particular things you will need to be aware of when organising waste management and recycling.   Firstly, you will need to organise a scheduled Australia grease trap cleaning to stay in line with local water authority regulations – and the second is that you may pay…

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 /…

Organic Waste Recycling: How Biogas Could Be The Fuel Of Tomorrow

At waster.com.au – we are always looking at new environmental processes such as organic waste recycling.   When we say organic waste in this article – we will be referring to food waste i.e. such as from cafes, restaurants or food production businesses.   Organic waste can be really troublesome – as it is commonly very heavy and hence expensive to dispose off. See our blog on recycling versus waste…