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Thank you, China! New Guidelines on Recyclables Will Encourage Better Recycling Efforts Worldwide

Thank you, China! New Guidelines on Recyclables Will Encourage Better Recycling Efforts Worldwide

Everyone in Australia’s waste and recycling industry is under pressure. In January earlier this year China had banned foreign waste imports, including plastics, textiles, paper and certain types of metals.
 
On paper it had seemed like the Australian waste management industry had reached an impasse. For years everyone all over the world has been taking advantage of China’s importing capacities. Taking in the world’s waste materials is one of the main contributors to the country’s pollution struggle.
 
While the ban is definitely a shock to the system that national and international business will feel, it’s a great step forward for the environment.
 
A huge problem with waste management, whether it’s for a small cafe, a local resident or a big manufacturer, is that everyone is continually following their own “recycling” methods.
 
And without a streamlined solution, everyone in Victoria and the rest of the world will suffer from the loss of China’s importing scheme.
 
According to a statement with ABC, Victorian Environment Minister Lily D’Ambrosio says there are state efforts in place to resolve the current situation:
 
“As a matter of urgency, we are working with industry, local councils and other governments to find the best way to manage our recyclable materials in the short-term, while other longer-term solutions are identified.”
 
The big bad of the situation is actually a blessing in disguise. It’s an opportunity for everyone to reflect on how we are taking care of our waste and recycling.
 
Every business produces waste, no matter how big or small, and it has a high impact on the environment as well as the company’s efficiency. However, there is more that can be done at the source with a reliable baler or compactor, that helps reduce cardboard waste by almost 60%, organising the commercial space for a safer work environment.
 
There’s also the plethora of benefits that come from recycling plastic including conserving natural resources and energy used to make the product from scratch and reducing landfill or waste to be exported.
 
Technology has advanced where cutting-edge recycling machines and systems are now available for proper waste and recycling management. Some of the innovative machines around include the customisable TOM, that communicates with you when it needs to be changed, or the lightweight Orwak Compact perfect for small to medium-sized volumes of cardboard and plastics.
 
While our state government and the rest of the world work towards more efficient ways to manage waste and recycling, make sure your company is taking advantage of the current resources around.
 
We offer business all over Victoria and Australia with reliable compactors and machinery to solve many of your waste management problems.
 
For more information on how you can implement better waste management strategies with your business, get in touch by calling 03 8792 9777. You can also send any inquiries to info@OrwakCompactors.com.au