Steel can recycling campaign at Coles supermarkets

11 August, 2005

During March, the Steel Can Recycling Council and Coles Supermarkets ran a promotional campaign to boost the levels of awareness among consumers of the recyclability of steel packaging.

Coping with Adelaide's waste

03 August, 2005

By the early 1990s it was clear that Adelaide was quickly running out of landfill space. A new waste management facility - one with built-in environmental controls - was needed, and fast

Quarantine fumigation system operating in Tasmania

03 August, 2005

Nordiko Quarantine Systems has developed a process that captures and destroys the toxic gas that is used within the shipping industry for its quarantine fumigation procedures

WEEE man and recycling banks two great UK ideas

01 August, 2005

A seven-metre tall figure composed of three tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been installed at South Bank, London.

National cigarette butt anti-littering campaign

27 July, 2005

The first national 'Butt Free City - Please Butt It, Then Bin It' campaign is asking smokers to help reduce the seven billion littered butts that hit Australian footpaths, gutters and waterways every year.

Turbo scrap chopper

26 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.austwarehouse.com.au/

Sweed has introduced a scrap chopper for plastic strapping.

Blocking valve

26 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.griffithscomponents.com/

Camozzi's series of blocking valves can be used to enhance the safety of many pneumatic applications by permitting movement of cylinders only when a control signal is present. This control signal could be generated via interlocks indicating, for example, when a guard is in its closed position.

Protecting ports from toxic chemicals

13 July, 2005

Syft Technologies, producer of advanced SIFT-MS analytical solutions for large-scale identification and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), has signed a significant export order with Australian Customs Services (Customs) to supply five Voice100 instruments to ports in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. The order is worth in excess of NZ$2m and is to be delivered by June 2005.

Automatic sorting of waste for recycling

03 July, 2005

Sorting of garbage for recycling saves resources, reduces environmental pollution and slows the build-up of landfills. Infrared light is the key to a sorting machine for drink cartons and plastic bottles developed by SINTEF

ACCC gives councils green light on collective tendering

01 July, 2005

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has allowed a group of Sydney councils to collectively tender and contract for the provision of waste manage-ment services.

Sims and Collex join forces to recycle e-Waste

28 May, 2005

Recycling company Sims Group Limited and environment services company Collex Pty Ltd chose Clean Up Australia Day in March to launch Australia's first comprehensive computer and electronics recycling business.

Big business benefits from donating old computers

08 May, 2005

WorkVentures Group, a Sydney-based non-profit enterprise, has come up with a solution to the growing problem of the disposal of used computers that also creates employment and addresses the 'digital divide' in our community by giving financially disadvantaged people access to low-cost computers.

Hooded roof fan

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Fanquip

The waste disposal sector and other industries operating in buildings full of noxious gases can better regulate fresh-air flow with hooded roof fans from Fanquip.

Gas testing kit

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.kdfisher.com.au/

With Crowcon's Gas Testing Kit, users of the Tetra four-gas personal monitor can ensure that their instruments remain accurate at all times.

Mini excavator

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.cnh.com/

The EH.B series mini excavator has a high horsepower and a large capacity engine.

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