Waste > Management

Odour and environmental concerns of communities living near waste disposal facilities

02 May, 2013

A recent study involving the University of Southampton has investigated public perception of how waste disposal sites affect residents living nearby.

Early considerations for food waste collections

15 March, 2013

Adam Read, Global Practice Director for Waste Management, and Sarahjane Widdowson, a Principal Consultant with Ricardo-AEA, reflect on the fundamentals that local authority officers must address when planning, designing and rolling out food waste collection services and some of the key considerations for an Australian application.

Source Separation Systems Ashtray range

05 March, 2013

The Source Separation Systems range of ashtrays are specifically designed to provide a convenient disposal option for butts. The ashtrays come in a range of sizes and designs, providing a discreet addition to public spaces and doorways and are manufactured to provide the durability required for harsh outdoor conditions.

Green technology a solution to landfill crunch

01 March, 2013

New technology, developed with the help of Murdoch University, is capable of reducing organic household waste destined for landfills by 90%.

Non-natural rural waste research

26 February, 2013

The way farms and rural businesses deal with their waste is the focus of a study being done for Environment Canterbury, reflecting the growing interest in improving sustainable farming practices.

Victoria continues best practice approach to deal with littering

18 January, 2013

The best practice contemporary approach of the ‘Victorian Litter Strategy 2012-14’, released yesterday, has been welcomed by the National Packaging Covenant Industry Association (NPCIA).

WA government takes leadership on litter

16 January, 2013

The National Packaging Covenant Industry Association (NPCIA) has commended the Western Australian government for significantly increasing fines for litterbugs over the weekend.

Our plastics will pollute oceans for hundreds of years

11 January, 2013

Australia’s plastic garbage has made its way into every ocean in the world. New research shows that it doesn’t matter where in the world plastic garbage enters the ocean; it can end up in any of the five ocean basins.

Tackling waste could resolve sustainability challenges in food industry

21 December, 2012

A growing body of evidence suggests tackling food waste could help resolve many of the sustainability challenges faced by the food industry.

Dimension Data launches electronic waste removal service

30 November, 2012

Global ICT services and solutions provider Dimension Data has announced the availability of an e-waste removal service as part of its newly expanded Technology Lifecycle Management Assessment that helps organisations better manage their inventory.

Call for action on world soil crisis

18 November, 2012

A distinguished Australian scientist, the winner of an international soil science prize, has called for Australia to lead a renewed global effort to reverse the alarming degradation and contamination of the world’s food-producing soils.

Capturing ammonia from livestock waste

06 November, 2012

Capturing and recycling ammonia from livestock waste is possible using a process developed by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers. This invention could help streamline on-farm nitrogen management by allowing farmers to reduce potentially harmful ammonia emissions and concentrate nitrogen in a liquid product to sell as fertiliser.

Emerging thermal technologies and their role in energy production

16 October, 2012 by Dominic Schliebs*

Each year, millions of tonnes of waste materials are sent to landfills across Australia. While Australians are very good at recycling, there will always be waste that is not physically able to be recycled, or where it is not financially viable. Much of that waste, however, has a significant energy content, and a large portion of that energy is from renewable sources.

Cameras, action on food waste

28 September, 2012

Budding filmmakers have the chance to do something about the global problem of food waste - now totalling 1.2 million tonnes a year in NSW alone, and valued at $2.5 billion.

Timaru dairy effluent compliance improves in latest season

26 September, 2012

Seventy-seven per cent of dairy farms in the Orari-Opihi-Pareora zone achieved full compliance with dairy shed effluent consent conditions in the latest season.

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