Stitcher’s “A Leader is a Dealer in Hope |Vik Bansal”, Blenheim Partners’ Gregory Robinson is delighted to talk to Vik Bansal, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd. In an inspiring episode, Vik lays the groundwork for what makes success. He reinforces this notion by sharing his own story and how the risks he took which others declined, ultimately spring boarded him on a global career. His enthusiastic and relentless drive has established him as a leader of the highest degree.

Vik Bansal, CEO of and Managing Director of Australia’s most effective waste management, is among the best entrepreneurs you need to be aware of. Vik Bansal was trusted with the CEO position in Waste Management Firm as he had a lot of experience in leading industrial organizations across Australia, Asia, and the United States.

Vik was able to make a notable difference in the industries Vic worked in. Vik Bansal achieved significant growth, changes and made many improvements in the different companies he worked for. Under Bansal’s tenure in Cleanaway, he worked to find methods to transform wastes into a resource that has value.

According to Vik Bansal, Australia creates a lot of tons of waste in a year. Since many people throw trash in rubbish, they rarely want to know what happens to the waste next. The items placed in waste bins mostly go straight to landfill; on the other hand, it gets more problematic when recycling things since the new recycling system tends to avoid customer confusion concerning commingled recycling. As during Commingled, there is high levels of pollution and a possibility to eliminate mixed material products. There is a chance a material can be perfectly recyclable and not be recyclable due to lack of a good market.

China challenged the recyclable material market by declaring a prohibition on imports. China is among the largest importer of recyclable and solid waste. Hence this affected many countries depending on its recycling. After China’s announcement to ban 24 types of recyclable waste, other prevailing broader international markets that engage in recycling waste followed China’s trends but tightened their restrictions. See this page for related information.

All this restriction made Australia develop a national strategy for people to change their view towards waste. There was the establishment of the National Waste Policy Action Plan, which had goals Including Banning the export of waste plastic, paper, glass, and tires. This advantaged Australia a lot since the ambitious plan reduced total waste produced in Australia by 10% and increased recycling by Governments and industries.


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