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…

Why Is Recycling Good For The Economy? – And Is It Always?

At Waster – we are always explaining to customers and potential customers that recycling can be very good for their business. In Australia – due to ever increasing landfill levies on dumping in general waste – and the relatively cheaper cost of recycling (such as commingled or cardboard) – you can generally save money by recycling. Why is recycling good for the economy is a much wider question however. This…

How Long Does It Take For Plastic To Decompose?

Unless you have been hiding away and not reading any newspapers or websites in recent years – you will know that waste and recycling is becoming ever more important as national questions. How Long Does It Take For Plastic To Decompose – may sound like a simple question – but it has huge impacts on government policy – regarding the best way to deal with plastic waste – and how…

Increase Recycling Rates: 5 Easy Ways To Increase Recycling Awareness

Many individuals are unaware that humans produce 3000 million tonnes of plastics per year, approximately 5 million tonnes will end up in our oceans. The importance of increasing recycling rates is essential as this ongoing issue impacts our environment and well-being.     There are many ways to increase recycling awareness, even the smallest changes have a massive impact on the environment. I will start by listing 5 simple changes…

Rubbish Collection Perth: How Is Our Service Different To Competitors?

Rubbish Collection Perth: As you will know if you regularly read our blogs – Waster is a reasonably new entrant to the $10bn per annum Australian waste and recycling sector – launching in 2016 and growing rapidly throughout Perth and nationwide – with our aim of focusing on the previously ignored small and medium businesses.   We really focus on how can we bring better services, bin hire prices and…

Environmental Consultants Sydney: How They Can Help Your Business

Environmental consultants Sydney: Mr Waster attended the annual waste industry jamboree in Sydney today at the Australasian Waste and Recycling Expo which runs for two days in August at the Sydney Showgrounds in the Sydney Olympic Park.     As an aside – considering all the talk recently about how Olympic cities let their facilities crumble post the games, it was nice to see the Sydney facilities looking excellent and…

Plastic Pollution: How Many Animals Die From Plastic Pollution Each Year

Plastic pollution in our oceans and seas: if you read our blogs on a regular basis (and we hope you do) – you will be under no doubt that we are very concerned amount the horrific scale of plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways worldwide.     We have covered many aspects of the plastic pollution fiasco from:   – Why globally we only recycle a small proportion of…

Glass recycling: Smart Collection Options For Australian Businesses

Glass recycling: Many businesses produce significant quantities of glass for recycling – businesses such as restaurants, cafes and of course bottling companies etc.   We expect the usage of glass bottles and containers to really increase over the next few years as people everywhere become aware of the terrible consequences of using plastic bottles and packaging.   Plastic bottles and containers have been seen as huge benefits until recently –…