Monthly Archives: January 2014

Recycling Plastics Was A Challenge, Now It’s Easy At Melbourne Recycling Depot

When it comes to recycling we have come a long way.  Back in the 1950s a wonderful material called plastic was invented and it was so useful that it became a major material used in household items, building, packaging and … Continue reading

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Melbourne Rubbish Disposal History 1900s onwards

Prior to 1901 street rubbish collection was undertaken by private contractors.  From that time on the council provided the service right up until the 1990s when it was returned in part to private contractors again. During the mid 20th century … Continue reading

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Rubbish Disposal History in Melbourne 1800s

The gold rush during the 1850s brought many more people to Melbourne.  And with the influx of people came an increase in rubbish.  Pretty soon the city couldn’t deal with it’s garbage.  It was an offence to dump glass, filth, … Continue reading

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When Recycling Pays Off In More Ways Than One

Colourful Chinese millionaire Chen Guangbiao built his fortune through his recycling company, Huangpu Renewable Resources Utilization Group. Boosting his reputation in China with publicity stunts based on philanthropic acts or environmental messages he sold “canned air” in Beijing to raise … Continue reading

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