Minimal Impact Waste Code

“Mother Nature” (Nungena) is the creator, provider and protector, directly and 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 and sensitive mix of environment and ecosystems where the slightest intrusion of the elements (natural or man made) can transform its structure very quickly.

The introduction of unnecessary 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, paper, plastic and metals is to be disposed of in the Garbage Bags provided and is to be carried from the location and deposited at recognised sites when located.
  • Plastic and Metal are not to be disposed of in fires. The gases created are toxic and residues unsightly.
  • Cigarette butts and the like are not to be extinguished and left on the ground. Use the waste storage provided, carry a “butt” container or use your pocket until proper waste disposal can be used.
  • Bread bags, 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 and the air is dry meaning “vegetable breakdown” does not occur. Such items simply shrivel and dry and are not palatable or healthy for native creatures 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 products, etc should be environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Such activities should not be conducted within 50 metres of any natural water point.