The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released two new waste policy reports: the Liquid Waste Assessment Report and Waste Classifications in Australia.
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has released the ‘National Waste Report 2010 Evaluation Workshops’ study. The ‘National Waste Report 2010’ was launched on 7 May 2010 and is intended to assist government, businesses and the community to make sound policies and decisions, and help individuals to contribute to waste minimisation in meaningful and achievable ways.
A collaborative effort between Lend Lease and the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has seen the completion of the $550 million Darling Quarter development in Sydney’s CBD. In the heart of the development is the new Commonwealth Bank flagship campus which has used CSR Gyprock’s EC08 plasterboard.
Noisy trucks collecting garbage bins in the early morning could be a thing of the past, thanks to an automated system that silently gathers garbage via an underground pipe network.The automated system is just one part of the City of Sydney’s new draft waste strategy - which details how the city will reduce landfill and greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Griffith University’s appointment as the Australia and New Zealand sub-regional secretariat of a UN global partnership on waste management will mean Queensland local authorities receive improved advice.
Electronic waste or ‘e-waste’ is one of the fastest growing waste streams in Australia. It has been reported to be growing at three times the rate of municipal waste, mainly a result of technological change, shorter life spans of equipment and increased consumption.
Some 2000 new food waste collection bins have been delivered to Putaruru residents for a new kerbside collection service. Putaruru is the first town in New Zealand to trial the innovative dedicated food waste collection service which has been initiated by Earthcare Environmental and the South Waikato District Council.
Adelaide Resource Recovery (ARR) operates from Adelaide’s Wingfield Recycling Centre and is receiving regular enquiries from businesses in Hong Kong and China that are keen to buy SA’s waste plastic.
Melbourne’s newly laid footpaths will leave much smaller carbon footprints than their predecessors, thanks to new research from Swinburne University’s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure.
Coffey International subsidiary Coffey Environments has been awarded Australia’s first accreditation for asbestos and hazardous materials clearance inspections by the National Association of Testing Authorities.
With Queensland businesses reeling from a progression of double-digit electricity price hikes in recent years combined with a highly competitive commercial property rental market, many property owners are looking for a new competitive edge to help attract increasingly discerning tenants who are seeking smart ‘green’ buildings with low electricity consumption.
Peacock Bros and Software Integrators have joined forces to produce a real-time waste management solution for truck fleets working on government waste management contracts. The solution, first developed for waste collection contractor J R Richards & Sons, includes real-time monitoring of every truck’s position, instant recording of waste bin pick-ups and a full history of the trucks’ activities during the day, including trips to the tip for unloading, breaks and time spent travelling versus time spent collecting.
The annual amount of waste sent to landfill in 2009 by Canterbury residents in New Zealand was the lowest in 25 years.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will allow four southern Sydney councils to provide residual waste transfer, processing and disposal services in their local government areas via a joint tender and contract process.
Parramatta and Auburn City Councils are encouraging businesses in one of Sydney’s most significant industrial hubs to take part in a new waste exchange program designed to reduce landfill and enhance inter-business community relationships.