Sustainability

Desert Cube waterless urinal

24 June, 2005 | Supplied by: Desert Ecosystems Pty Ltd

The Desert Cube waterless urinal system uses a small dissolvable microbial cube which eliminates the need for a flushing mechanism. The system uses the existing urinal bowl or trough, transforming it to a waterless system.


Composting machine

24 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.powerscreen.com/

The Orion 1400 Trommel composting machine offers the processor a versatile and productive screening plant. Both wheeled and tracked versions are available and the machine working angle is hydraulically adjustable.


Hot water system

24 June, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.wilsonhotwater.com.au

The Wilson ECOHP commercial hot water system is suitable for dairy farmers who use the system for sterilisation and wash-down of milking machines and lines.


And the winner is...

07 June, 2005

The winner of our first draw of the 6 GB, 1500 song iPod Mini is Ann Perkins of Roche Mining in Queensland. Congratulations Ann.


Composting mobile phones

03 June, 2005

Researchers at the University of Warwick's Warwick Management Group, in conjunction with PVAXX Research & Development Ltd, have devised a novel way to recycle discarded mobile telephones - bury them and watch them transform into the flower of your choice


Human health bottom line of sustainability

26 May, 2005

The health of human populations is a truer bottom line of sustainability than the much-vaunted 'triple bottom line' approach, according to epidemiologist Tony McMichael who directs the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU).


Auckland aims for zero waste

23 May, 2005

The city of Auckland is aiming to have zero waste to landfill by 2015.


Plastic from plants

21 May, 2005

Plantic Technologies and Visy Industries have entered an agreement to develop and commercialise new technology based on Plantic 'plastic from plants'.


Victorian 2005 savewater! awards

18 May, 2005

Victorian Waste Streams readers with outstanding achievements in water conservation can enter the 2005 savewater! awards being run by the savewater! alliance Inc.


'Doing Sustainability' forum

16 May, 2005

The author of Cannibals with Forks, John Elkington from SustainAbility Ltd, will be a keynote speaker at a one-day forum titled 'Doing Sustainability: Moving from How to Why' to be run in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, 2 to 5 May.


'No guilt' over greenhouse

11 May, 2005

The Kyoto Protocol came into force on 16 February 2005. It demands a 5.2% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from the industrialised world by 2012.


Saving water in the vineyards

03 May, 2005 | Supplied by: CRC for Viticulture

A water-saving Australian vineyard technology has been found to deliver a better glass of Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon


Water in the semiconductor industry

03 April, 2005 | Supplied by: Philips Components Pty Ltd

Philips Semiconductors Philippines in Cabuyao Laguna has developed a system to recycle final rinse water used in its polishers. To do this, the facility operates two systems - one is on standby while the other is in service


Sustainable design in housing

03 April, 2005 | Supplied by: Davey Water Products

A semi-detached residence at Clovelly in Sydney, which received a Gold Medal in the 2004 Green Building Awards, shows the water-saving solutions which can be adopted in an individual renovation or new home building project


Rockwell drives down energy costs

03 April, 2005 | Supplied by: Rockwell Automation Australia

Rockwell Automation Australia has been commissioned to install an induced draft (ID) fan upgrade at the BlueScope Steel, Port Kembla steelworks plant. Installed in December 2004, the entire upgrade is scheduled to be completed by June 2005


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