Category: Recycling

Can Polystyrene Be Recycled?: Can I Put Polystyrene In My Recycle Bin?

At Waster – we pride ourselves on helping our small and medium customers boost their recycling and hence save as much money as possible. Some of the most common questions we hear include: Can polystyrene be recycled and can I put polystyrene packaging in my recycle bin. In today’s blog we will cover these questions re can you recycle polystyrene and hopefully give you some food for thought on your…

Can You Recycle Nappies?: Why Nappy Recycling Should Be Rolled Out In Australia!

At Waster we work with lots of health care centres, child care facilities and we are often asked the question – can you recycle nappies? The answer to the question – is that in theory – yes – but in reality in Australia in 2018 – the answer is no.   The second most common question we receive – is for DA processes for new facilities and can waste services…

Commingled Recycling: Why Commingled Bin Is Key To Recycling 2018

Commingled recycling: Waster is a big advocate for using commingled bins in many circumstances and argues they can be a key step in helping you business boost its overall recycling and cost minimisation performance.   Commingled recycling bin – what exactly is it? Commingled recycling is one of the most versatile waste management services currently available in Australia as many differing items can be accepted in the waste commingled bin….

Waste Recycling – We Take A First Look At New Australian Government Recycling Plan

In recent blogs on the ongoing recycling crisis in Australia – we have called for a national, joined up comprehensive plan to boost waste recycling and deal with our worsening environmental problems. That national plan is here – at least in draft form – and so in today’s blog we will have a quick look through the publicised draft recycling waste improvement suggestions – and see what we think.  …

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…

Perth Recycling: Cash For Cans Program Boosts Recycling

Perth Recycling: it is always nice to hear of progressive waste and recycling programs being introduced by state governments to help minimise costs for small businesses and boost environmental performance.   From 2019 – the Western Australia Government will be introducing a cash for cans and bottles – i.e. what previously would have been processed as commingled recycling.   Similar recycling schemes have been introduced in other states – such…

Recyclable Packaging: Will The New Labels Actually Help Us Boost Recycling?

I often wonder what is the main cause of so much waste ending up in landfill – is it that people do not care, that there is not enough recyclable packaging – or that there are not enough recycling facilities around capable of handling the waste.   It is almost certainly somewhere in between.   Fundamentally – no matter how easy we make recycling and increase recyclable packaging – there…

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…

Recycling Facts Australia Needs To Know (Infographic)

Recycling facts Australia: We all know (or at least the vast majority of us do) that recycling is a good thing for the environment. Many people do not know however, that recycling can also save a business money, so it also makes economic sense. But just how important is it? How much of an impact can recycling make? Well, the latest Australian recycling facts and statistics really puts things into…