Among our local communities, there exists a need to rethink the way we manage waste. While there is a clear recycling system by which we all abide when we are disposing of household waste, few of us consider where it ends up and how it's dealt with. By scrapping the existing structures and replacing them with sustainable systems - as opposed to systems which simply deal with sustainability - our treatment of waste will be more productive. Creating products, services and chains which seek to address this issue may then be applied to a range of stakeholders, including corporations and the government. As an example, much of Australia's waste management is often outsourced to developing countries, where it is handled improperly. By either instituting more environmentally-friendly systems abroad, or by localising waste treatment, we could move closer to a more sustainable global society. Much of this issue requires solutions which are specific, customised and necessitate intense redevelopment, but by responding communally, we undertake to respond effectively.