Our team at E&E Waste is passionate about the planet – after all, it’s what our business is all about. With 2021 now firmly underway, now’s a better time than ever to look at ways to tackle waste as the world slowly reopens.
That’s why we’re taking a look back at War on Waste, one of the most innovative and interesting documentaries on waste in recent years.
While it may be a couple of years old now, the adventure taken by host Craig Reucassel into the ins and outs of the world of waste is as poignant as ever.
If you really want a good perspective on how waste is affecting the planet, and what you can do to reduce its overall impact, we’d highly recommend grabbing a snack and settling down for a full marathon.
What’s It All About?
Craig guides us through how our opinions and culture surrounding shopping have changed over the years with a focus specifically on Australian households, farming, and even retail waste. While 2018 was a peak year of excess, it would be interesting to know if 2020 had any significant impact on our waste generation across Australia.
From the perspective of a waste company, we have a long way to go to achieve a greener, brighter future in Australia. But documentaries like this one from ABC are an excellent way to open your eyes up to the way waste can affect us. Especially when it comes to consumerism and needless packaging in particular.
Where Is Waste Worst?
You may be wondering what impact day-to-day lives can have on waste when corporations and factories produce so much. But Craig’s in-depth look at Australia’s waste crisis covers a lot of ground, including the huge amount of waste generated from straw, bottles food, and even cheap furniture. Waste isn’t just a company problem – it’s an everyone problem.
If you’re struggling to understand the benefits of recycling, this docuseries covers all you need to know more clearly and effectively than we ever could. As a pro-recycling business, we do our best to reduce waste in exchange for more eco-friendly methodologies.
How does it apply to 2021?
While The War on Waste first appeared on TVs in 2017, its message still rings true today. In 2021, it’s more relevant than ever to reduce plastics and non-recyclables in a world where online shopping is the new norm. With everything arriving in plastic and polystyrene layers, household waste has actually been piling up more than ever throughout the pandemic.
It’s also a handy way to see how certain things have changed, from global bans on plastic straws to innovative new materials that or biodegradable and recyclable used by businesses on every corner of the planet. That’s the kind of evolution we like to see.
Want to catch up on War on Waste yourself? Check the full series on iView. to see for yourself exactly what Australia’s waste problem has looked like in the past few years. Interesting viewing, and in our opinion well-worth a second or third watch to really get all the little details.