Edible Containers: Reducing Packaging Waste In Australia

Edible Containers: Did you know that Australians on average throw away about 1.9 billion tonnes of waste each year?   In 2018, a report stated that only 300,000 tonnes of the 900,000 tonnes of plastic waste were recycled in Australia.   Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would know that plastic pesters our land and our sea. Additionally, you should also know that plastics are hard to get rid…

Christmas Recycling Facts: Recycle Christmas Packaging In Australia

Christmas Recycling Facts: It’s the most wonderful time of the year again!   A time full of gifts, food and drinks; Australians don’t shy away in lavishly spending come Christmastime. I’ve been there, gaining a few pounds after the holidays. Please don’t judge me; I just love eating and drinking!   Additionally, Australians don’t shy away from giving and receiving gifts, sometimes even unwanted ones. To emphasise, an estimated 400…

Use By Date: Do Use By Dates Increase Food Waste?

Use By Date: Take a look and inspect your bought groceries from the store. Ask yourself. “Can I still eat this?”   Naturally, you first take a look at its expiration date. More commonly known as “use by” or “best before”, are they really accurate? Furthermore, is it right to dispose of them immediately?   To know more about how to properly dispose of food waste, check out our blog here….

Food Waste Recycling Ideas: Better Solutions Than Throwing Food In General Waste

Food waste recycling ideas: when we think about throwing away useful resources and the waste involved – we often think about food rubbish – i.e. throwing un-eaten or passed sell by date food in to our general waste bins – where it ends up at landfill.   If you are like me – throwing away food is something you never feel comfortable with. Obviously it will never be practical to…

Adelaide Recycling Business Guide: How Businesses Save Money!

Adelaide recycling business guide: in the world of waste management and recycling there are always two ongoing objectives in the minds of business owners and operators; how can I reduce my costs and how can I boost my recycling (of course we all know that different people value these two objectives differently).   One of the things we at Waster know – is that many people do not actually have…

Cooking Oil Recycling – Info For Cafes And Restaurants

At Waster – we receive many queries from customers and potential customers. In a series of shorter blogs – we will be publishing the information that we provide to them when they call or email us. In today’s blog we will be talking about an easy solution for cooking oil recycling – that should be considered by any cafe, restaurant or food production business in Australia.     Check out…

Waste Management Compost: Should We Use Our Trash As Fertiliser?

In light of the ongoing recycling crisis in Australia – some councils and State Governments are again talking about using waste management compost – i.e. basically using treated general waste from commercial and council red bins as compost – for many purposes.   In today’s blog – we will cover that issue – and ask is it a good idea – and is it something we actually want to be…

Waste To Energy: An Organic Waste Management Renewable Energy Future

We have argued in recent blogs – which I hope you have read – that we should not penalise dumping food waste at landfill as we do currently. We argued that due to the potential for waste to energy – and no real other viable alternatives – that food waste in landfills or anywhere else is really not that bad an idea (organic waste processing).     Whilst I completely…

Organic Waste Processing: Does Our Approach To Organic Food Waste Make Sense?

When we talk about diverting waste from landfill – very often it seems like people do not care whether we are talking about organic waste processing or dumping of plastics or metal in the landfill. When the Government talks – it sometimes sounds like all waste was created equal – and organic waste processing is as important as preventing plastics from entering our oceans.   As it is a new…