By Michael O’LearyPublished July 10, 2017 09:17:16It’s no secret that the average person is not as concerned about recycling as they were a few years ago.
But some of the worst-performing companies in the country have taken matters into their own hands.
It’s not just the country that’s going recycling, however.
We are also seeing a trend of people putting up with a lot of it.
In a new report called Don’t Put Up With It, financial adviser David Granger, who’s been researching waste recycling for many years, has come to the conclusion that the public has become increasingly complacent about the issue.
He says we’ve been complacent for a while and that people have become complacent because they’re not really concerned about what they put into the bin.
But Granger says there’s a difference between putting up an order and actually paying for the recycling.
“The amount of time that it takes is much less than if you pay for the item yourself,” he said.
“In my experience, it’s not as complicated as you might think.”
According to the latest data, Australia has a total of 6.4 million tonnes of recyclable waste.
This represents a massive waste problem and the government is committed to addressing it, Granger said.
He also said that while some people have put up their order online and some are buying items on the market, there are also people who are buying recyclables themselves.
He said the biggest problem is that there are too many people in Australia who do not know about the potential hazards of putting recyclible waste into the trash, or are not paying attention to the environmental benefits of recycling.
The waste industry in Australia has been growing at an alarming rate over the past decade.
The Waste Industry Association of Australia (WIAA) estimates that there will be 1.8 million tonnes recovered by 2020.
That’s more than twice the amount of waste that was recovered in 2013.
That figure will rise further if a number of companies are found to be at fault, including a number who were fined by the NSW government for their handling of recycler’s waste.
But with so many people placing their waste into recycling bins, there’s been an explosion of companies popping up to fill the void.
For example, the Waste Recycling Alliance of Australia is the country’s biggest recycling network, with more than 4,000 members.
Its founder, Mark Wilson, says there is a need for an industry-wide solution.
“There’s a lot more money to be made in recycling than there was a few decades ago,” he says.
“You could see the industry taking off in the 1990s and early 2000s, but the consumer has not.”
What we need is an industry that understands the environmental and social benefits of doing it, and we’re seeing that.
“Mr Wilson says many of these companies have been operating since 2010, and are now in their early stages.
He admits it’s hard to track the extent of the problem, but he says there has been a significant rise in the number of people who put their waste in the recycling bin.”
They’ve gone from 1 per cent of people to 5 per cent, and I think the reason is because they’ve started putting their recyclibles in the bin,” he explains.”
It’s just a massive increase.
“People are buying in, and the prices have gone up because of that.”
For Granger this is an opportunity.
“I think that’s why there’s so much waste in Australia, because the consumers don’t really realise what’s in the trash,” he concluded.
“If people do understand what’s going into their bin, and understand the environmental benefit, then we’ll be well on our way to reducing waste.”