General rubbish removal: a smart person once told me that you know you are getting old when everything seemed to happen 20 years ago – and when you can not believe what year football players were born in! When you think the Prime Minister looks young – you really are getting old! Waster likes to keep our readers ahead of the curve and offer then the latest waste and recycling services news and information – covering technology, environmental awareness and customer service. In this blog we will look into the near future – 2025 – which is not actually that far off at all.


I think it was Bill Gates who said – you can achieve less in one year than you think – but much more in 10 years.


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2025 – a long way from just general rubbish removal


The world of waste management has made great strides to being more sustainable – and these trends will only continue. The Guardian newspaper highlighted a number of trends that we will see between now and 2025.


We have covered lots of similar ideas in our recent blogs on aluminium recycling, nappy recycling etc.


Key trends include:


Circular approach to waste and recycling


“By 2025, waste disposers “won’t be burying or burning people’s rubbish as they do today”, states Gover. These companies will merge into what he terms the “reprocessing industry”, where their central role is not to dump stuff but to return “valuable resources to manufacturers”.”


“The goods of today, Gover says, need to be seen as the raw materials of tomorrow. When that happens, products will begin to be made with a view to lasting longer and to being easier to repair and ultimately dismantle.”


Waste to energy


“According to market analyst Grand View Research, the global market for turning rubbish into power is expected to reach $37.64bn by 2020.”


In Australia – we are seeing increased waste to energy ideas in solid waste management treatment such as PEF in Adelaide and oil from plastic on the NSW, Central Coast.


Lots of the key trends involve reducing general rubbish removal – i.e. reducing waste in the first place – or boosting recycling.


You may see the general rubbish symbol (or general rubbish sign) as below – less frequently in 2025.


Currently the red bin with the general rubbish symbol (general rubbish sign) goes to landfill – but there are increasing ways to recycle even from the red bin.


General rubbish symbol


More responsibility from retailers as regards general rubbish removal


Retailers will take more ownership of items such as packaging and plastic bags etc to ensure higher proportions can be recycled. Currently in the USA – it is estimated that less than 14% of plastic packaging is recycled – this will greatly increase.


Check out our other blogs on general rubbish removal and other related topics such as uber of waste and also resource recovery.