Minimal Impact – Waste Code

“Mother Nature” (Nungena) is the creator, provider & protector, directly & indirectly of all things “nature” that you are to experience during your experience with Wayoutback Australian Safaris (W.A.S.). 

Australia is an extremely diverse & sensitive mix of environment & eco-systems where the slightest intrusion of the elements (natural or man made) can transform its structure so quickly 

The introduction of un-necessary waste is a serious blight, extremely inconsiderate, unsightly and will ultimately impact the fragility of the environment.

Irrespective of the fact that many of our visited locations are sparsely populated our every intent is to leave the region as we find it - all be it with the additional foot print and tyre mark.

As such we ask you to adhere to the following:-

  • All waste/rubbish whether it be food scraps, papers, plastics and metals is to be disposed in the Garbage Bags provided and is to be carried from the location and deposited at recognised sites when located.
  • Plastics & Metals are not to be disposed of in fires. The gases created are toxic. Residues are similar, unsitely & everlasting.
  • Cigarette Butts & the like are not to be extinguished and left on the ground. Use the waste storage provided or carry a “butt” container or use your pocket until proper waste disposal can be used.
  • Bread Bag, Ties, Hair Rings, Drink container lids, clips etc are to be disposed of correctly in waste containers provided.
  • Fruit skins, cores or stones are not to be thrown simply in the “bush”.
  • Many environments are hot, the air is dry and as such “vegetable breakdown” does not occur. Such items simply shrivel & dry and are not palatable to the natural creatures etc that may  normally (in other areas) consume the waste.We do not want any waste to become a food source for the native animal population.  
  • Toilet waste is to be dealt with as directed by our guides. Toilet Paper/ Tissues and the like are to be disposed of as directed by our Guides.
  • All Shampoos, Conditioners, Washing items etc should be environmentally friendly and bio degradable. Such activities should not be conducted within 50 metres of any natural water point.