Your skip is an environmentally friendly skip bin hire business. We’re committed to a sustainable future and strive to be 100% environmental friendly.
Australia is doing a great job too when it comes to recycling! Regular clean-ups and recycling not only helps the environment, but helps us tode-clutter our homes as well, and don’t forget this helps in de-cluttering our minds as well and gives us an over all better feeling in our lives.
Most of us know the most common recyclable items are glass, plastic, aluminium, paper, and cardboard. There are many other household items that can be recycled too, and one of the most important categories of these is hazardous materials. Hazardous materials include items such as batteries, paint, electronics, pesticides, and motor oil. It’s especially important to recycle these materials because of they often contain toxic chemicals that can leach into the soil or groundwater.
Recyclable Metal – almost all metal can be recycled! This includes items such as cars, Fire extinguishers, metal appliances, keys and of course, aluminium cans.
Other items you might find surprising that can be recycled include:
· Toilets and other Porcelain fixtures
..and many other items.
A Brief History of Recycling:
Its commonly thought that Humans began recycling as early as the Bronze Age(3000BC) and became much more common in the times of Ancient Greece(400BC). It was also around this time that the very first rubbish dump was built.
Around 1031AD, Japan started the first paper recycling in the world, and by 1690 the first mill was opened in the USA.
With the industrial revolution and the discovery of bacteria the 19th century, people were starting to become aware of sanitary and non-sanitary conditions, and in 1884 in Paris, the citizens were given a closed container to deposit their waste, and the Rubbish bin was born.
During World War 2, the need for recycling became crucial, with scrap metals being melted down to make weapons, and people started to hang on to whatever they had like clothes and buttons in hope of selling or re-using these items.
In 1970, the Mobius Strip, the symbol for recycling was born and by 1973 the first recycling centre for plastic materials began in the USA.
Recycling in Australia has been recorded as early as the 1800s and the first paper mill was built in 1815. In 1915 BHP first started recycling steel, and in Melbourne, waste paper collection from households began in the 1920s. In 2011 The National Television and Computer Scheme were introduced and electronic waste services were mandated.
Today Australia is a leader in recycling paper and cardboard, with over 87% of it recycled annually and every week in Australia, 17.5 million steel cans are recycled, enough to build 900 cars. However, we could do more, while approximately 350 million handheld batteries (laptops, mobile phones, power tools etc.) are consumed each year. Only 4%of these are recycled, even though the batteries can be used infinitely.
In conclusion, it’s very important to treat your waste disposal seriously, so it doesn’t end up in the sea or as dangerous landfill. Surprisingly, its food waste that makes up the majority of waste that is sent to landfill, risking global warming through methane that leaks into the soil.
So when you’re cleaning your home, you need to seriously and carefully consider what items can be recycled and for the things that you can’t recycle, or have trouble sorting out yourself, you can use our skip bin hire service!
For environmentally friendly skip bin hire in Brisbane call YourSkip today!
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