22/06/2018 at 12:12 pm #83011
This is good news. One can’t help wondering what the heck is happening to our rubbish since China stopped receiving it.
“The Federal Government has struck a deal with states and territories to address Australia’s mounting waste burden.
States and territories agree to reduce unrecyclable packaging, help support waste-to-energy projects
Greens, Labor believe more can be done to phase out use of plastic
Recycling group want to see details, funding plans
Local councils across the nation have been grappling with higher service costs after China banned foreign waste imports.”22/06/2018 at 2:58 pm #83013
Re waste here in Bayside our council have taken the big 140litre waste bins away and replaced them with small 8o litre bins, supposedly it will save us $78 off the cost of our charge that supposedly will appear on our rate notice we wait to see.
I read the other day that all waste now goes into land fill I don’t know if this is so or not. Good to see that super markets are now getting rid of plastic bags although I believe they came in after people complained about all the trees being cut down to make paper including bags. We wait to see what will happen to plastic re everything else that is wrapped in plastic boxes and bags.
Mmm no plastic bags re the little bin for meat scraps and other wet kitchen scraps , will have to wrap every thing in paper Ha !! I wonder if they will bring back backyard incinerators– naw that will add to
climate change22/06/2018 at 4:23 pm #83018
When I think about it, we didn’t have the waste there is now. Every family had a compost bin and incinerator as betty mentioned. I know incinerators cause whatever…actually not so sure…ho hum. Why can’t we have turns in burning stuff’ so it’s not everyone burning on Saturday or whatever?
I honestly think it’s better than tons of plastic going into the ocean and waterways.
And yes we had paper bags that were used over and over again. I know it isn’t the complete answer, but I do feel that in general we have become a consumer ridden society, and very wasteful. The amount of food that is thrown out is horrendous. Are we still allowed to buy yesterdays’ bread? I know in some areas we can’t. So it gets thrown out, while homeless people line up at the Salvos. There are a few, very few people who will pick up surplus from s’markets etc., but not enough. Councils would do better to spend money on that instead of miles of bike paths that drive motorists bonkers.04/07/2018 at 9:31 pm #83875
What is the govt. doing about people who just toss rubbish into the street, on the beach, or anywhere else they happen to be? And what about ships at see that just dump all their rubbish into the ocean, bits of which end up on our beaches. I have been bagging all my cleaned soft plastics to go to the Coles and Woolies collection bins, for recycling. We have recycling bins that council collects, hopefully the contents do get recycled. It goes in a different truck than the one that collects rubbish. I often go 4 weeks not needing to put bins out, yet neighbours ones are overflowing. I don’t know why they have so much, I guess they buy a lot of rubbish to start with.05/07/2018 at 2:11 pm #83877
Abbey just this morning I was having this conversation. There is quite a lot of wind here at the moment, and the amount of rubbish that is flying around is awful. The council charges for the tip are very high, so I think a lot of people just toss their stuff anywhere. Then, the council has to go and pick up the stuff anyway, so our rates go up.
That’s of course only one issue. It’s a worldwide problem and no-one seems to have an answer. Banning plastic bags at shops wouldn’t be one millionth of the solution.
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