You know that saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, it applies to your refrigerator, too! Now, we are not just talking about what’s in your fridge. We are talking about your fridge from a recycling, energy efficient and disposable point of view.
Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast residents have always been great recyclers and take pride in knowing that they are reducing waste. However, in the past few years, our local councils have been experiencing recycling chaos due to contracted facilities not being able to manage or facilitate waste in an environmentally, safe way. This means that we have had extended periods (up to one year in some cases!) of our recycling waste going to landfill. Yes. Read that last sentence again very slowly.
Jackie Matthews, our Owner of Scrap Solutions is now a One Planet Living Bioregional CPD-certified training Integrator. One Planet Living is about making it easier to live happily and sustainably. The City of Greater Geelong is just the third City in Australia to be awarded One Planet certification.
Recycling is now top of mind for Geelong residents and we recycle without even thinking about it, this is a good thing! But what about our places of work? Does your company in Geelong, Torquay or any other local office have a dedicated recycling strategy?
We have come up with some useful tips so that you can enjoy Christmas on the Surf Coast and surrounding areas and feel like you are reducing your carbon Christmas footprint!
Whether you are moving into your new home, or are updating your outdoor furniture in your existing home, it’s worth remembering to contact us so that those precious metals don’t get thrown away into landfill.
Did you know that Australian hair salons send over 1 million kilos of foil waste to landfill every year? That’s about 715 cars, or 4 jumbo jets. Stacked, it’s a pile taller than Sydney’s Centre Point Tower! Unfortunately, aluminum doesn’t degrade easily. It actually contaminates the soil for 500 years!
We get asked this question all the time, so to make life simpler we thought we would write a blog about it! As you know, we will go into your home and take your scrap metal out for you. You do not need to lift a finger as we will do all the lifting and moving for you. Now the answer to the all-important question, what will we take?
Geelong tradies recognize the benefits of having our number saved in their mobile phones. Why? You ask. Because, we provide a professional service that makes Geelong tradies lives easier and their clients love them for it as they are not stuck with junk at the end.
Suburban Scrap Recycling Services are proud promoters of One Planet Living. One Planet Living is an initiative of Bioregional and its partners to make truly sustainable living a reality. One Planet Living uses ecological footprinting and carbon footprinting as its headline indicators. It is based on ten guiding principles of sustainability as a framework.
We think it is important that local Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine residents are aware of how important their involvement in recycling scrap metal is to our region. We have listed below a few compelling reasons to show why recycling scrap metal is the only way to go.