Economic Value Of Waste: How To Maximize The Value Of Waste!

Economic Value Of Waste: Whereas the average Swede sends 3 kg of waste to landfills each year, the average Australian sends 1 tonne!   Since the industrial revolution, waste has been a major environmental issue worldwide.   At the same time, humankind has been following a linear model of production and consumption.   A model which not only limits sustainability, but also limits environment-friendly waste products.   These waste products are…

Recycling boxes: How To Boost Work Place Recycling Performance

Recycling boxes: we speak to many customers who are very focused on benefiting the environment and increasing their work place recycling performance. The tougher things to recycling to date have been things like Nespresso pods, plastic gloves etc.     Basically the things that you would like to recycle but have been putting in general waste due to the lack of an alternative solution.   In today’s blog – we…

Are Pizza Boxes Recyclable?: And What You Knead To Know!

Are Pizza Boxes Recyclable?: We all want to do the right thing when it comes to recycling.   But unfortunately some items aren’t as easy to recycle – and pizza boxes are one of these.     You may be unaware that your favourite pizza and the box that it comes with are an unlikely pairing.   Here’s why – pizza boxes, for the most part, are made of corrugated cardboard….

Are Baby Wipes Recyclable?: And What Alternatives You Should Consider!

Are Baby Wipes Recyclable?: You may think that you’re too old to take “baby” steps – pun intended – but think again!   Today, we focus our attention on how the humble wet wipe adversely affects not just you, but your communities and wider environment as well.     Most importantly, we will dive into alternative solutions on how to combat increasing number of waste materials in general  – and…

Can You Recycle Tea Bags?: And What You Need To Know!

Can You Recycle Tea Bags?: We look at your favourite cuppa and why you should maybe think about not using plastic tea bags due to microplastics leaching in water.   Tea packaging comes in different variants: paper, silk and plastic. Most tea bags are made from paper, with a small amount of plastic used to seal them shut. It is this mixed material that causes real recycling issues.    …

Recycle Beauty Product Containers – Easier Than Ever In 2019!

Recycle beauty product containers: One of the largest growth industries in Australia and internationally is personal well-being – and services such as health and beauty. Many people nowadays accept that living a healthy lifestyle can let you look better but also avoid some trips to the doctor also – by staying in better shape. In today’s blog we will cover how you can recycle beauty product containers much more easily…

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…