There’s no doubt that the public are beginning to come to terms with the problems caused by our waste. Woolworths and Coles recently banned single use plastic grocery bags, and with China cracking down on imported recyclable rubbish, recycling has become increasingly important for Australia.

When recycling is collected, collection companies must limit waste contamination to 0.5% if they wish to export it. Many companies report that the waste they’re collecting has up to 18% contamination so it’s clear that we could be recycling more effectively. Here are 8 common mistakes to think about when disposing of your recycled goods.

Not removing food

One of the most important things we can do to ensure we are recycling as effectively as possible is to remove any food waste from our recyclabl