Recycling Adelaide: How To Really Encourage People To Recycle

Recycling Adelaide: as business owners we often really understand the benefits of recycling for the environment, our business reputation and of course because recycling can usually be cheaper than dumping in general waste bin hire – especially for simple and common services such as cardboard and paper recycling or yellow bin commingled recycling.   In this blog we cover some simple techniques to help you get the point across to…

Teaching Recycling To Students: Resources For School And Students

Teaching Recycling To Students: at Waster.com.au, we often receive requests from school groups asking for information about teaching recycling to students in Australia for usage in school projects etc. As Waster is committed to educating customers, as well as the wider community on waste and recycling matters, we are always keen to help in this regard. You will find below some of the links we suggest to people to get…

How Much Recyclable Material Ends Up In Landfills – And Is It Getting Worse?

At Waster – we often meet with potential customers who are very suspicious about recycling and how much recyclable material ends up in landfill. To be honest, some people really believe the whole recycling industry is a con job – and we are often asked does recycling go to landfill?     Surveys of the general population even reflect this lack of confidence. The Guardian newspaper reports:   “Two-thirds of…

Can Plastic Be Composted In Australia: We Look At Bottles, Coffee Cups, Plastic Bags?

In many recent blogs – we have covered the ongoing and worsening plastic waste crisis that is affecting Australia and pretty much the entire world. We have come round to the opinion – that plastic usage has to be hugely reduced – if not stopped altogether (for example – it has been pointed out that some people require plastic drinking straws for medical needs etc). In today’s blog – we…

Why Recycling Is A Waste Of Time! – We Look At The Evidence

If you are a regular reader of our blogs – you will be surprised to see a blog entitled – “why recycling is a waste of time”. The recycling is a waste of time argument is more common than you may expect – and we believe that some very valuable conclusions can be gained from it.   In today’s blog – we will cover issues such as misconceptions in the…

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…

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…