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Why is Australia at a Crisis Point due to Wrong Recycling?

Why is Australia at a Crisis Point due to Wrong Recycling?

For more than 3 decades now, Australia has been dumping its waste in China. But, since the announcement by China earlier this year that they would no longer accept Australian plastic, mixed paper and textiles, problems have been piling up for the Australian government and its citizens.


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4 Ways How IoT is Making Waves in Waste and Recycling

The reduction in the cost of sensors determines that Internet of Things (IoT) is quickly making its place in new areas of residential and commercial properties. Even though digital water meters, intelligent lighting controls, etc have been into the picture since long, the number of connected devices is bound to bring smarter innovations of all kinds; including recycling and waste management.
According to a research by business information provider HIS Markit, this year, there were almost 31 billion IoT connected devices internationally, and are expected to increase tremendously between 2019-2030. People have understood the immediate and obvious benefits of IoT connected bins for improved energy management and reduced personnel costs. Let us look at some of them.

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Smart Bins – Let’s Digitalise the Waste Management System

Conventional methods of waste management have been ineffective; aiming at each and every waste bin irrespective of whether they are empty or full. This has led to the poor usage of the city assets and unnecessary fuel consumption.

However, currently, plenty of opportunities are being introduced worldwide to track waste levels, provide route optimisation and ultimately increase the efficiency of waste collection services. One of the significant examples of integrated smart waste collection systems is IoT (Internet of Things) enabled smart bins. The massive availability of industrially feasible technologies and their allied benefits – including improved environment safety and reduced operational costs have proven to be a driving factor in its growth.

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Wash Your Own Plastics Before They Wash Over Our Shores

All over the world, there are alarming reports on the excess plastic items showing up on popular tourist destinations.

In the Dominican Republic, activists collected an astonishing 30 tonnes of plastic waste from the local beaches in just 3 days.

Tourist companies such as the Mountain Company are trying...

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How The World Is Tackling The Global Garbage Crisis

It’s now undeniable that the entire world is undergoing a waste crisis. From our landfills to the oceans, the amount of rubbish that’s being dumped is getting out of hand. NewsGuards’ Patricia Kellog claims that the global garbage crisis is only getting worse.

With an ever-growing population, rapid urbanization, and consumer goods companies continuing to produce unrenewable products and packaging, the situation looks dire.

However, everyone from the Victorian councils, major consumer good companies to international governments are finally taking a stand against poor waste management.

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Global Recycling Day 2018

Throughout our commercial trade channels, there has been some genuine interest and discussion on how effective The Global Recycling Day roll out was recently.

Various events that took place across the world included 24+ major events that were attended and witnessed by well over 10,000 people: official events were staged in nine of the world’s major cities - Johannesburg, Paris, Dubai, Brussels, London, Delhi, Sao Paulo, Washington DC and our very own Sydney. ‘Unofficial’ events were held in and Ghana, the Maldives, Nepal and Malaysia as well drawing good interest and participation.

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Take A Stand Against Plastic Pollution

Earth day was celebrated all over the world on April 22. Each Earth Day has a different theme, which focuses on the current events in the world of recycling and environmental sustainability. Past themes included Environmental and Climate Literacy (2017), Trees for the Earth (2016) and The Face of Climate Change (2013). For 2018, Earth Day presented the theme End Plastic Pollution.

All year long the recycling and plastic manufacturing industry has taken a huge space in media coverage. From the China importing ban to a mutant enzyme created accidentally created by scientists that eat plastic bottles, the PET problem is being felt in tenfolds worldwide. And people are now finally realising the impact...

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Think resource, not waste. That was the slogan for the first ever Global Recycling Day, held on March 18. Recycling companies around the world promoted the importance of sustainable products.

For instance, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR), which is the oldest and largest global recycling federation stated that “ recyclables should be recognised as the 7th most important resource, after water, air, coal, oil, natural gas and minerals.” And one of the most prominent renewable resources within the recyclable group are Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) products.

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Everyone in Australia’s waste and recycling industry is under pressure. In January earlier this year China had banned foreign waste imports, including plastics, textiles, paper and certain types of metals.

On paper it had seemed like the Australian waste management industry had reached an impasse. For years everyone all over the world has been taking advantage of China’s importing capacities. Taking in the world’s waste materials is one of the main contributors to the country’s pollution struggle.

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Our compaction and baling solutions make a significant contribution to effective and efficient waste management, sustainable business practices, the well-being of employees, and compliance with environmental regulations.

So although compacting and baling materials is about making something that’s more into less, what we’ve learned over ...

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