Waste > Management

Western Plastics Air-Flow breathable pallet wrap

11 February, 2014

Air-Flow is a macro-perforated stretch film structure and has been developed especially for products that need to 'breathe'. The product is said to deliver reduced packaging costs and lower waste, eliminating condensation while allowing ventilation.

Preferred tenderers announced for south-east Melbourne organics procurement

09 December, 2013

The Metropolitan Waste Management Group (MWMG) has successfully facilitated a competitive tendering process for the provision of organic waste processing services on behalf of eight participating councils in the south-east of Melbourne.

Ionic liquids remove toxic mercury from natural gas

19 November, 2013

Academics at Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) in Belfast, UK, in partnership with Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas, have used the super-solvent properties of ionic liquids to develop technology which removes mercury from natural gas.

Environment Canterbury releases rural waste report

19 November, 2013

A report commissioned by Environment Canterbury Regional Council has found that good waste management is a difficult proposition for many farmers and members of the rural sector.

Veolia to treat household waste from eight Sydney councils

22 October, 2013

Eight councils that form part of the Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) have signed an agreement with waste management company Veolia.

Victoria leads in litter decline

20 August, 2013

The Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index (NLI), released yesterday, shows that the occurrence of litter nationally is declining.

Ramky Environment enters binding agreement to acquire Enviropacific Services

25 July, 2013

Enviropacific Services has announced that its shareholders have signed a binding share sale agreement for the sale of Enviropacific to Ramky Environment Pty Limited (REPL), a subsidiary of Ramky International Singapore Pty Limited (RISPL).

SITA secures Rio Tinto waste management contract

12 July, 2013

SITA Australia (SITA) has recently been selected as the preferred tenderer to provide total waste management services to Rio Tinto’s Bowen Basin mining operations.

How can packaging reduce food waste?

26 June, 2013

Australian research that shows packaging has a vital role to play within the supply chain in minimising food waste has been released.

Big pig poo problem solved

21 May, 2013

An Australian-led project to turn 1.4 million tonnes of Chinese pig poo into alternative energy and fertiliser has been hailed in a national science award.

Queen’s leads €5m European effort to ReNEW approach to waste

14 May, 2013

A €4.88 million research project at Queen’s University Belfast is aiming to recover valuable materials from the estimated 5.2 tonnes of waste we generate per person each year.

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%.

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