Waste > Management

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.

Automated brick production line provides greater efficiency

26 September, 2012

ABB has delivered four IRB 660 palletising robots to the Datong Coal Mine Group, China, to be used in the Tashan coal mine. Supported by brick machinery components from Shandong GONGLI, the ABB robots will play a key role in producing bricks primarily for adobe palletising.

Toilet Challenge winners

28 August, 2012

The California Institute of Techology’s (Caltech’s) solar-powered toilet has won the Reinventing the Toilet Challenge issued by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Caltech engineer Michael Hoffmann and his colleagues were awarded $100,000 for their design, which they demonstrated at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair, a two-day event held 14-15 August in Seattle.

Enviropacific establishes in Western Australia

09 August, 2012

Enviropacific is pleased to announce the establishment of its office in Landsdale, Perth.

Publication of National Waste Policy Implementation Report 2011

25 July, 2012

The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, on behalf of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Standing Council on Environment and Water, has released the National Waste Policy Implementation Report 2011.

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