Ending single-use plastics is a shared responsibility

Mar 16, 2018 Recycling

Plastic has transformed our daily lives in so many ways – from the cars we drive, the computers we use, to the mattresses we lay on. But while plastic was once hailed as revolutionary, today it is a major issue, largely because much is designed to be used only once. These single-use plastics are having a negative effect on the environment, especially within our oceans.

What are the keys to changing waste and recycling behaviours?

Sep 13, 2017 Recycling

If we really want to change community behaviour around waste and recycling, the old way of developing a slogan and advertising campaign doesn’t cut it, says Les Robinson, author of Changeology.

The new challenges of recycling obsolete cars

Jun 26, 2017 Recycling

Motor vehicles are one of the more challenging things to recycle, largely because of the raft of different materials they are made up of.

Spotlight on eWaste with MRI

May 29, 2017 Recycling

AWRE sat down with Rose Read from MRI (CEO, MRI PSO) to talk about the great work they are doing and the importance of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

New life for your old mattress

May 12, 2017 Recycling

The business of shaping livable cities involves the big issues and the small details, like recycling unwanted or old mattresses to improve environmental sustainability. “Every month council sends around 500 mattresses for recycling to GDP Industries, a not for profit disability employer in Geelong. At GDP the mattresses are broken down and recycled. The fabric parts […]

Sustainable Insights: Growing Australia’s waste and resource recovery industry…it’s happening

Apr 20, 2017 Recycling

Talking with people from across the waste sector in Victoria and elsewhere, there is always interest in growing markets and investigating new opportunities.

What is the future of urban waste management?

Dec 3, 2016 Recycling

What will waste management look like in 2025? Here are our top ten predictions for the future of urban recycling. 1) Route optimisation What night does your bin go on the street? In the future, it might not matter, as dynamic route optimisation will mean that your driver will now be automatically routed to exactly […]

Recycling e-waste in the transport sector

Jun 27, 2016 Recycling

Insights into MobileMuster’s recycling program with WA’s ‘Top Workplace Recycler,’ Transperth.  With the increase in mobile phone usage, the number of lost phones has grown rapidly within the transport sector contributing to Australia’s e-waste issue, which is growing three times faster than any other waste issue nation-wide. Due to the possible sensitive nature of personal […]

Adapting to change in the Australian metals recycling sector

Jun 27, 2016 Recycling

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Never has the paradigm been more true than in metals recycling today, as massive structural change sweeps the Australian sector. At the centre of this change […]

A recycling app that makes recycling easy

Aug 4, 2015 Recycling

Sustain Me is a free, Melbourne-based, user-friendly recycling app.  If you aren’t sure how or where to recycle batteries, meat containers or plastic bags, use the Sustain Me app to search the information. No need to bother with weird labels or strange directions on packaging, just search the item. Boom. You’re away. The app is being […]