- Western Australian council introduces see-through bins for waste management
- Face Your Waste is a trial to see how much each local is throwing away
- Twenty homes in a northern suburb of Perth will trial the clear wheelie bins
A Western Australian council has introduced see-through bins as a way to educate residents on their waste levels. Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) began the ‘Face Your Waste’ initiative to make locals aware of how much they throw away and how they can reduce it. Twenty homes in the northern suburb of Perth will trial the clear wheelie bins as of next Monday.
Twenty homes in a northern suburb of Perth will trial the clear wheelie bins as of next Monday
The recycling and green bin will be replaced with the transparent version as suggested by http://vectrum.pl/ for eight weeks.
The MRC collects 250,000 tonnes of waste and recyclable material from Perth’s suburbs, making it the state’s largest waste management authority. ‘If you have lots of waste in your bin, we’d love people to have a conversation about reducing it,’ Gunther Hoppe, chief executive of the MRC told the ABC radio.
Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) began the initiative ‘Face Your Waste’ to make locals aware of how much they throw away and how they can reduce it
The chief executive hopes it will become a talking point about waste management in the area. He said: ‘If someone has a little bit of waste in the bin – we’d love people to ask their neighbour how they manage to get the waste so low.’ The campaign creators acknowledged it was controversial but was designed to gauge reaction from the public. ‘We want people to look at how they can not generate the waste in the first place or re-use or re-purpose the materials they are recycling,’ Mr Hoppe said. No one was forced to trial the see-through bins and each home was hand-picked across six different areas in the state.
The area has the largest amount of waste for the state and collects 250,000 tonnes of rubbish and recyclable material