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…

Commercial Waste Management Services: What To Consider When Arranging Bins

Commercial waste management services: Mr Waster was out and about this morning – visiting potential clients, as you may know Waster does not generally practice the door to door sales rep approach to winning new customers for commercial waste disposal. As an online business focused on small and medium customers and commercial waste disposal services, we focus our sales efforts on providing strong informative online content online and recommendations or…

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…