The amount of waste that we dump in landfill each year is increasing by more than 50% worldwide, according to the International Centre for Non-Profit Ecology.
This is especially worrying given the rising number of people living with chronic illnesses, like diabetes, high blood pressure and asthma.
But recycling waste is a lot easier and cheaper than trying to find ways to dispose of it.
A waste group in Sydney has created a waste recycling system that makes waste from the city’s waste collection process more environmentally friendly than traditional methods.
The waste recycling systems, which cost about $200 per year, are able to reuse waste from both the landfill and residential and commercial collection processes, eliminating the need to dispose.
“We have been developing this system for years,” said the centre’s executive director, David Williams.
“It’s really something people in the city of Sydney could benefit from, as it reduces the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill, and it makes waste collection from the local landfill more sustainable.”
The waste recycler, the recycling company, the landfill company and the recycler all work together to create the system.
“The system uses a mixture of recycled plastic bottles and paper bottles that are recycled from a recycling centre, as well as a small amount of other waste materials,” Mr Williams said.
“There are also a number of industrial compost bins and waste products that are collected from a nearby landfill and recycled to create a mixture that is used to create waste.”
The system is now in use at the city centre, but it will be extended to other parts of Sydney over the next year.
“In the future, we will be looking at extending it further to other areas of the city, such as the suburbs and outer suburbs,” Mr Wilson said.
Mr Williams is also looking to introduce the system to other major cities in the region, and the centre is also working with the State Government to try to set up a network of similar recycling systems in other parts the country.
“Our biggest challenge is to make sure that we get it to other cities that are interested in this sort of waste management system, so that we can get this into as many areas of Sydney as we can,” he said.
”It is really a very, very important project, so we are hoping to be able to roll it out as soon as possible.
The system uses recycled plastic bottle and paper bottle. “
Hopefully it will spread to other big cities in Sydney, but at the moment it’s really just happening at the outer suburbs, as the city has been able to provide a lot of support,” he explained.
The system uses recycled plastic bottle and paper bottle.
It is also a small batch system, meaning that all the waste is recycled at the end of each batch, instead of being left in the landfill.
This means that the recycling of the waste can be much more sustainable than simply disposing of it in landfill.
“When we are working on this program we want to do the recycling in a way that it is actually safe for the people that are using it,” Mr Davis said.