It’s imperative that everyone tries to recycle as much as possible. According to the Australia National Waste Report in 2014-15, 60% of the total waste we produced was recycled. While this might seem like a high number, it isn’t enough. One of the main problems facing recycling efforts in Australia is an abundance of recycling contamination.
The easy explanation is that recycling contamination refers to the presence of incorrect things in a specific recycling system. This could be as simple as not separating the cardboard packaging from the plastic packaging from a packet of biscuits or placing incorrect items in the recycling bin. The problem is that contaminated recycling can no longer be appropriately recycled so it is sent to a landfill with everything else.
WM Waste Management Services are passionate about recycling and offer efficient waste removal and skip bin hire for South East Melbourne suburbs. Contact us to book a collection today!
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