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…

Resource Recovery Centre: How Materials Are Recycled From Waste

Resource Recovery Centre: if you have been procuring commercial waste management or recycling services for any period of time, you will have heard varying and competing claims by waste companies as to how they will recycle your waste and how they are more environmentally friendly than other operators(with better facilities etc). Today we will walk through some of the types of resource recovery centre and MRF ( Materials Recovery Facilities)…

Cigarette Butt Recycling: Yes – You Can Even Recycle Cigarette Waste in 2018!

At Waster – we always encourage customers to start their waste management and recycling journey by doing the easy stuff first – such as cardboard and commingled recycling. However, many clients ask us about trickier niche recycling areas like is cigarette butt recycling available in Australia or can you recycle cigarette filters? Whilst cigarette butt waste is very small by volume – it is something that many people want to…

Recycle Bins: Is The Environment And Thorough Recycling A Human Right In Australia?

Recycle bins: At Waster we talk about boosting recycling and decreasing waste (through recycle bins) going to landfill everyday. We asked ourselves today if a clean environment is an actual human right or whether it is just a nice thing to have? The United Nations has been the key driver to a definition of environmental human rights – though the process has been slower than those for other human rights…

Business Recycling Collection: New Initiative To Boost Recycling Of Bottles And Cans

Business Recycling Collection: Waster is also keen to promote new ways for businesses to boost their recycling (reducing general waste contents) and also decrease their costs for waste management.   At the end of the day – having a double benefit such as reducing costs and also boosting environmental performance is a great outcome. We often promote commingled recycling as a business recycling collection service (i.e. the yellow recycling bins…

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….