waste disposal

China Waste Problem – Ban On Single-Use Plastics

China Waste Problem: Being a waste management company here, it is only natural for us to talk about plastic and its detrimental effects on the environment.   This is especially true in China, wherein according to a BBC article, China produced about 60 million tonnes of plastic waste in 2010. Plenty of plastic, right? But this is where it gets worse, it ballooned to 81 million tonnes this 2019. It…

Battery Recycling – What To Do With Your Old Batteries

Battery Recycling: Here at Waster, we always promote a zero-waste environment. In doing so, we make sure to bring you informative, up-to-date blog topics for you to learn more. Our blogs include topics like recycling, upcycling, waste disposal services, etc.   In this blog, we will be tackling battery recycling. But first things first, let me ask you this… Did you know that batteries can be recycled? Let me discuss…

Waste Disposal Service: Commercial Bin Hire And Collections For SME

Waste Disposal Service: In our usual blogs – we cover lots of issues relating to disposal waste and recycling. We have covered issues such as plastic waste, recycling approaches and whether modern landfills could actually be good for the environment (by capturing gases and creating electricity.   We always try to be positive about the global issues with disposal waste as in may areas tech and new approaches are really…

Australia Waste Export – Why It Is Unfair For Other Countries

Australia Waste Export: more than 2 years ago, China sent the world into a shock and announced a waste import ban. The waste ban itself happened on 1 January 2018.   Australia suffered greatly from this. Back then, China took almost all of the world’s waste, accumulating to more than 50 per cent of rubbish.   As a result, Australia looked to other countries to export its trash. They sought…

Use By Date: Do Use By Dates Increase Food Waste?

Use By Date: Take a look and inspect your bought groceries from the store. Ask yourself. “Can I still eat this?”   Naturally, you first take a look at its expiration date. More commonly known as “use by” or “best before”, are they really accurate? Furthermore, is it right to dispose of them immediately?   To know more about how to properly dispose of food waste, check out our blog here…

Recycled Timber Sydney: Timber Recycling Options For Business

Recycled timber Sydney: if your business produces a lot of timber or wooden waste or uses pallets for deliveries and movement of products you will be aware that waste management and timber recycling can create some issues.   If you are a joiner, cabinet maker, kitchen manufacturer – or any other type of business using large amounts of timber – you will likely be more than aware of the issues…

What Is Waste Management?: We Ask Where Real Solutions Begin

What Is Waste Management?: there is an old saying in medicine that prevention is better than cure. Of course this saying makes sense intuitively and we can extrapolate it to many varying fields. Whereas in medicine, prevention may cover topics such as eating a healthy diet, taking exercise etc – in waste management, the very name of the industry raises questions. Waste management generally assumes the waste has already been…

Animal Feed From Food Waste Process: Turning Food Waste Into Animal Feed

Nearly every developed country wastes huge amounts of food – i.e. the ABC even reports that Australia wastes c.40% of the food that it produces. This is from many reasons – such as supermarkets etc throwing away unsold food – to households throwing out uneaten food.  In today’s blog we will look at the potential for creating animal feed from food waste process.   The problem is huge – and…

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…

Australia’s Best Bins: 5 Signs You Should Think About Moving Supplier

Australia’s best bins: many people stick with the same supplier for their waste management and recycling services for many years – or even the life of the business. This is of course understandable – you have a business to run – and why change services if you do not gave to?   One of the issues with waste management services in general  – is that the first few weeks of…