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Waste Industry Trends to Watch this 2020

Over the years, the demand of households, businesses and governments for waste disposal, treatment and recycling has increased tremendously. With Sydney’s growing population and needs, facilities and companies have established alternative methods to address the never-ending problems of solid waste management within their respective industries.

Generally, waste industries offer treatment or disposal of solid, liquid and other forms of rubbish, including hazardous waste materials. It subsumes all firms mainly concerned with waste management, recycling and reduction. These industries are essential in reducing the stack of waste the whole world has endlessly produced.

Governed by environmental regulations, waste management industries are continuously thriving to reduce unrecycled wastes dumped in landfills. The future of waste management and recycling is far less definite as of these days; however, there are some emerging trends that we must watch out this 2020 and in the coming years. 

Manufacturers Responsible for Product Waste

Businesses, especially those in the manufacturing industries, have already been undertaking the collection, disposal, and recycling of their own junk. 

Moreover, the policies and guidelines set by the NSW EPA encourage businesses to take responsibility for their product when it is no longer serviceable. As a result, other manufacturers are expected to follow and comply with the regulations set by the government.

Recyclable Materials Used in Production

Creating layouts and designs of products which will utilise maximum recycling potential has been a challenge for most manufacturers. Somehow, we can see product manufacturers striving to achieve this sustainable method of waste management.

Notably, associates of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) are collaboratively working to come up with innovative recyclable packaging finally. In line with the 2025 National Packaging Targets, the project aims for Australia’s product packaging be 100% reusable, recyclable and compostable by 2025. 

Hence, it has been an indication showing that the use of recyclable materials in production has already been set as a concrete goal for the next five years.

Technological Innovations

A few technological developments on waste management are being utilised as an effective alternative in getting rid of waste materials. One example of these advancements is the thermal technology, which is used to treat non-recyclable and non-reusable waste through the use of heat. 

In addition to this waste-to-energy innovation, anaerobic digestion has also been a remarkable way to convert waste to fuel. So far, these innovations are still not in full swing and are only limited to a few waste management sectors. But with constant research and trials, they are expected to scale up over the years.

Recycling Waste Domestically

Another waste industry trend to look out for is domestic processing. With the innovation of small-scale waste treatment facilities, rubbish disposal can now be done on local municipalities and councils without having to transport trucks of rubbish in great distances.

Furthermore, the Australian government has already established the 2018 National Waste Policy, which exhibits an exemplary framework for the avoidance of waste and an increase in the use of recyclable materials.

By all means, the domestic-based waste disposal industries are committed to administering the most efficient service and adhere to the laws set by the national authorities.


With the unceasing rise of waste materials around the world, the start-off of this year has been quite a challenge, especially for the waste industry. But through constant cooperation of the waste management industries, the government, and the community, these emerging trends will positively impact the overall context of disposal and recycling. 

Paul’s Rubbish Removal, as one of the highly committed rubbish removal companies across Sydney, is playing an active role in the collection and disposal of your waste materials.  Our team has been in this industry for 15 years now, collecting various types of waste and accommodating prompt requests of our clients.

Our team of experts is more than willing to address your concerns regarding waste disposal and share some tips for effective waste management. We guarantee a well-equipped and efficient service team to sort and take out a massive amount of rubbish at your convenience. 

For all your rubbish removal needs, feel free to call our friendly staffs and book your request at 0407 125 125 or email us at info@paulsrubbish.com.au for a free quote.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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