Environmental services: sometimes when we read the media – it can feel as if the global and Australian environment is being permanently impacted by pollution, unregulated waste disposal and the like. However, there is much excellent work being done such as in plastic recycling etc and in many other high tech areas with research from universities and private businesses.

 

Waster is a specialist in waste management, environmental services and recycling services for small and medium Australian businesses – we offer a real alternative as we make varied recycling options viable and keep client costs low with flexible 30 day agreements. Check out our services and prices below and be secure not having to commit to a multi year contract:

 

Environmental services – new developments to fight smog

 

An interesting article on the BBC website covers an exciting tech development that can help fight smog in major global cities. We quote from the article below:

 

“Particulate matter (PM), the tiny particles emitted in vehicle exhaust fumes, are the biggest air-borne killer. One of the finest of these particles, PM2.5 – so called because it’s just 2.5 micrometers in diameter – can penetrate lung tissue and enter the blood stream, where they damage arteries and cause cardiovascular disease. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is the next deadliest component: by inflaming the lungs and rendering us susceptible to infection, it leads to 23,500 deaths annually in the UK alone.”

 

In face of this challenge, Dutch inventor Daan Roosegaarde has designed a seven metre tall Smog Free Tower in Beijing, China.

 

“It is a giant, outdoor air purifier. In much the same way that static electricity can make loose hairs  stick to a comb, airborne particles are sucked into the tower where they receive a positive charge. The particles are then captured by a negatively charged dust-removal plate and clean air is blown out of the other end.”

 

“He claims it can capture and collect more than 75% of PM in an area the size of a football field, running on just 1,400 Watts – less electricity than a standard desk-top air purifier. “Some 95% of indoor air purifiers use filters, which consume a lot of electricity and need to be cleaned frequently,” he says.”

 

“As for what to do with the collected PM waste, he currently has a side-line selling the compacted substance as jewellery. Prince Charles owns a set of “smog free” cufflinks. If collected on at a sufficient scale, Roosegaarde believes it could even be used as a building material.”

 

Mr Waster loves to see tech evolution like this and hopes we can see more like this in the waste industry – making bin days smoother. See our recent blog on tech change and will it impact the world of commercial waste bins services.

Industrial environmental services: we all like to believe that we can have a win : win in life and to be honest, sometimes that is just not possible.

 

The accepted wisdom is that we need to make tough compromises and balance how much we really value different things.

 

This can be particularly valid in the context of the environment when politicians talk about balancing economic development and environmental protection.

 

Waster offers an alternative for industrial environmental services for small and medium businesses, with a real focus on recycling.

 

Check out our prices and service online today for industrial environmental services to see if recycling more can help you save money:

 


Industrial environmental services – why finding a balance can be more rewarding than you expect
Waster is a big promoter of increasing recycling when it can reduce your business costs as well as of course help the environment.

 

There are increasing recycling services available in nearly all metro areas such as cardboard recycling, commingled yellow bin recycling and organic waste services.

 

In most cases implementing a smart waste management plan can result in easy savings – due to the heavy (and increasing) landfill levy on dumping general waste.

 

The accuweather.com website lists 4 other good and easy ways to reduce costs whilst helping the environment (we quote from the article below):

 

Preserve water:  “Little ways to help save water can quickly add up. To help save water, be sure to fix leaky faucets, which, according to the USGS, could account for more than 100 gallons of wasted water a year. Turn running water off when not actively being used during routine chores such as brushing teeth or washing dishes.”

 

Protect bees: “Honey bees have been mysteriously dying off in the millions across the globe. Research plants before adding them to a yard or garden, and focus on adding native plants. Even when buying the right kind of flowers to attract bees, make sure that you buy them organically or know where and how they have been treated.”

 

Turn the lights off: “According to Business Insider, $146 billion is thrown away each year in wasted electricity. Electricity also accounts for 32 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States, more than transportation or agriculture.”

 

“Turning off lights and appliances in rooms that are no longer being used is one way, but appliances can still draw energy even when they are switched off. Unplugging appliances, such as toasters, flat irons or gaming consoles, when they are not being used can cut down on that energy waste.”

 

Reduce air pollution: “The World Health Organization states that air pollution is not only bad for the environment, but can also add to respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma, or can even contribute to strokes and lung cancer.”

 

“The key to reducing air pollution in small steps is to abide by many other waste-reducing processes. Following the tips above to cut down on electric and landfill waste will help to reduce air pollution. Increasing the efficiency of vehicles by keeping tires properly inflated, walking or using public transportation, when possible, or keeping cars properly maintained will also help save on gas costs and cut down on air pollution.”

 

“People can also help clean the air by taking active steps, such as planting deciduous trees.”

 

Check out our recent partnership with Greenfleet to plant trees.

 

Also see our blog on skip bins Sydney – and whether you would visit a waste treatment facility for a day out! To see how far the industry has come – check out our blog on garbage collection Sydney.

 

Conclusion:

Making small but sensible changes can have big impacts to both your business and the planet.

 

The annual Earth Hour – is based on this premise. By making small changes for just one hour of one day – we can see what impact it would have if expanded over the entire year.

 

This of course applies to bins and recycling services – but also to almost every area of our daily lives.

 

Check out a quick video below on the impact of 10 years of the Earth Hour programme.

 

 

Environmental Services Careers: Customer Service/Administration – all rounder

Full time position, Arndell Park NSW

We need an all rounder who can learn fast and enjoy autonomy

Join an innovative company that is a market disruptor

 

Who we are

Read an article on us in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Described as “the Uber of waste”, the Blacktown start-up provides small-to-medium businesses with flexible waste collection and recycling services.

 
Your new role – Environmental Services Careers
Based in Arndell Park, NSW and working full time, you will be responsible for Assisting the Directors by coordinating all areas of our small office, your role is pivotal to the daily functioning of the business. The role will begin early and enable you to miss traffic. Hours will be c. 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

 

This is a great opportunity to work in an exciting and growing start-up in the recycling and environmental sector.

 

Being a small team of 1-4 people, it is essential you are punctual and work exceptionally well unsupervised as well as within the team. You will be the smiling voice attending to the inbound and outbound calls and emails, booking jobs, and liaising with clients and suppliers so exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

 

Your strong work ethic and drive to succeed make you a very important part of the team!

Most importantly, you are skilled at handling multiple different tasks at once, in a fast paced environment, ensuring all are completed accurately and on time, even if that means going the extra mile!

 

 

Environmental Services Careers – exiting role and opportunity

 

Day to day duties

  • Have the ability of multi-task and keep track of a volume of tasks at once, using multiple screens
  • Attending to a high number of both inbound and outbound calls
  • Scheduling of jobs
  • Providing an exceptional level of customer service including handling customer inquiries and concerns
  • Liaising with a wide variety of customers and suppliers via phone and email
  • Maintain systems and procedures
  • Data entry
  • General administration duties

 

Your skills

  • Excellent planning, organisation and follow-up skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Medium computer skills including Microsoft Office & Excel, Gmail, Drop box and various cloud based systems
  • Bubbly, professional phone manner and excellent communication skills
  • The drive and ability to make things happen
  • Distinct interest in marketing, SEO, technology and of course the environment!
  • A real interest In helping our small business customers.

 

Your skills and experience

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a customer service team and with a diverse range of stakeholders. Call centre experience is required. You will possess a demonstrated commitment to customer service and excellent telephone etiquette with the ability to remain calm under pressure. You will be highly organised and have exceptional data entry, communication and time management skills. Intermediate skills using MS Office suite of products will be required.

 

We look for candidates with outstanding skills and abilities, as well as experience that fits with our business. Even more importantly, we seek employees who will live our values and have the drive, energy and determination to succeed.

 

Our office environment is all about looking after our staff with perks such as drinks and good coffee supplied. You will be surrounded by industry experts who are always willing to help you learn our industry and build a career in an industry which will always be needed.

 

Check out our latest job in inbound sales / internal sales in June 2019.

 

How you apply

Email Aodhan – [email protected]

 

For more info on bins and recycling – see our blogs on waste management Sydney and rubbish bins.

Australian environmental services: Mr Waster was on holidays in Queensland’s beautiful Great Barrier Reef last week and read and heard quite a bit about pollution of our ocean resources and also very interesting new approaches to try and remedy them.

 

From the website www.plasticoceans.org we quote the following stats:

 

“We use over 300 million tonnes of new plastic every year.  Half of this we use just once and usually for less than 12 minutes.  8 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in the ocean every year.

 

Over many years, as this plastic waste is carried along by ocean currents, it breaks up into tiny pieces.  So much is getting into our ocean that in some places these plastic particles outnumber plankton by a ratio of 26:1

 

A large amount of this “thrown away” plastic contains toxins such as BPA and phthalates.

Animals and marine life suffer directly from plastic pollution. Birds feed on plastic, and an increasing number starve when their stomachs are full of plastic waste. 97.5% of Laysan Albatross chicks have plastic pieces in their stomachs.

Once in the ocean plastic pieces attract other toxins, released over decades from industry and agriculture. The concentration of these toxins increases as they are ingested and move up the food chain. These toxins are linked to cancer, infertility, auto immune disease, and cognitive and behavioural disorders. When tested 92.6% of Americans aged 6 and over had detectable levels of BPA in their bodies. The levels in children between 6 and 11 were twice as high as those in older Americans. (2011, Suzanne Freinkel, Plastic: A Toxic Love Story)”.

These are certainly some scary stats.  The Australian Marine Conversation Society  tells us that “almost 90% of the marine debris found on Sydney’s beaches is plastic, mostly bottles, caps and straws.

How Australian environmental services companies like Waster can help
Waster is a strong advocate for businesses improving their environmental performance and minimising their environmental footprint by boosting recycling. As recycling is in many cases significantly cheaper than dumping rubbish as general waste, we always tell our customers that with a little effort, they can boost recycling whilst reducing their costs for waste management. Check out our articles on recycling waste and developing a simple but effective waste management plan for your business.

 

We also provide blogs on various topics such as cardboard recycling, commingled recycling and food waste services.

 

Check out our services today by pressing the blue button below. Together we can all do our small bit to save the planet and save money also!