Recycling in Australia – what’s new?

March 07, 2017
Skip Bin Hire Melbourne

Recycling Industry Trends 2017

At Big Bin Hire we like to produce articles for our customers to keep them in the loop on waste management issues and progress. We are interested in new trends that help us service customers better and ensure our impact on the environment is limited.

We have put together an update on current recycling trends and how 2017 is shaping up in terms of waste management, skip bin hire and usage and recycling.

Global warming is not a hoax. It’s real and out there to get us – if ignored. While a part of the world is investing efforts, money, technology, science and time in various recycling and waste management endeavours, many countries are already defining the future in this industry.

More and more businesses, nations and organisations are getting up-in-arms – designing and building innovative ideas and concepts for the development of result-driven waste management solutions. They include zero waste programs, anaerobic digestion, and advanced waste compression methods. And if you’re in Melbourne, you can do your bit for the environment by organising skip bin hire through Big Bin Hire. Big Bin Hire works hard to ensure our environmental footprint is limited.


Anaerobic digestion is part of a biological process – involving the breakdown of biodegradable components by microorganisms without the presence of oxygen. Anaerobic digestion is not a new undertaking. In fact, it occurred naturally millions of years ago. It was during the 19th century in India, when the first anaerobic digester came into existence. And it continues to gain widespread acceptance in every part of the world.

Anaerobic digestion enhances the process of organic recycling. It improves the fertility and texture of soil – enriching it with nutrients, provides clean, renewable source of energy in the form of biogas and controls environmental odour formation.


“Smart Cities” movement is slowly getting accepted by many US municipalities. The program is an integration of technology and data for effective sustainability planning and information for the people.

Waste technology is categorised into – Sustainability Technology – Consumer Technology – Industry Technology. The initiative calls for technology in trucks and the use of big data by dispatchers for asset optimisation, customer visibility, metric verification and carbon tracking and reporting.


Biogas and Energy-from-Waste projects in Australia and service provides of skip bin hire Melbourne from Big Bin Hire like companies – estimate the abatement of 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2020. The projects are capable of reducing 12% emissions in the country. Australia – currently – houses 40 biomass energy plants. And according to the new policy sanctions – Energy from Waste –

● Programs must be capable of meeting high air emission standards
● Avoid recycling cannibalisation
● Must be legal energy generators


Landfill operators – private and public – have proceeded with the conversion of methane gas into a renewable, and clean source of energy. They continue to work on the advancement of this technology and drive for cleaner and efficient fuel – CNG (compressed natural gas).


Composting is becoming a trending waste management and recycling phenomenon. It’s used for growing food and sufficing the needs of customers. As a Melbourne agency – Big Bin Hire and similar companies in Australia are starting to focus on composting technologies – including household waste, along with solid waste.


Recycling is – no doubt – the next trending formula. The industry is growing at a lightning-fast speed – with technological and scientific integration. Government and independent organisations are putting a lot of time and effort in educating people about the benefits of recycling and how they can do their bit for environmental sustainability. The leading markets in global waste management and recycling services are North America, Asia-Pacific, Japan, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. And Asia tops them all in total market share – which is more than 40%.

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If you would like to talk about how we can help you with a recycling program in your workplace, please give us a call. We would love to chat!

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