Waste

Shredders used at insulation manufacturing facility

11 September, 2009 | Supplied by: AXO Shredders Ltd

Origin Insulation has chosen AXO Shredders to pre-shred waste paper and card at its cellulose insulation manufacturing facility in Melbourne.


Desalination plant cleans up

11 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Worth Recycling Pty Ltd

The construction of Sydney’s Desalination Plant has been a logistically complex undertaking for project manager the Water Delivery Alliance (WDA) in the management of waste. Being an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) approved company for the management and permanent disposal of waste streams such as on this project, Worth Recycling was appointed to work on two main sites of the project.


Nitrous oxide - the big baddie of greenhouse gases

31 August, 2009

Nitrous oxide, which comes from natural and man-made sources, is the most damaging of greenhouse gases according to scientists who have been modelling the impact of the gas on the ozone layer and on the climate.


Landmark agreement sheds light on future of e-waste recycling

31 August, 2009

Television and computer manufacturers that import products to Australia may soon have to join a national electronic waste (e-waste) recycling scheme, if the federal government decides to implement a new recycling model backed by environment and industry groups.


Golf course opens on old landfill site

19 August, 2009

The NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Carmel Tebbutt, along with the Member for Menai, Alison Megarrity, have officially opened The Ridge Golf Course on the site of the old Lucas Heights landfill.


Volvo waste trucks - meeting 2011 emissions standards

14 August, 2009

Driving a garbage truck was not one of those items on my 'must do before you die' list, but I have now managed to tick it off anyway thanks to the Waste Management Masterclass 2009 organised by Volvo this month.


Steinert sensor sorting system

28 July, 2009 | Supplied by: STEINERT Australia Pty Ltd

The X-ray Sorting System (XSS) allows new possibilities for automated sorting of mixed material. Capable of recognising different material densities, the system uses a combination of information processing and X-ray sensing technologies to distinguish materials with similar colours and weights. This functionality allows it to process and sort material for applications such as: minerals processing, waste and recycling, production of refuse derived fuels (RDF), scrap metal processing and e-waste applications.


High-security shredder

28 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Kobra Shredders Australia

The Kobra Cyclone is a heavy-duty, high-volume industrial shredder deigned to manage and protect confidential corporate data.


Aerosol monitor

28 July, 2009 | Supplied by: TechRentals

TechRentals has introduced the TSI AM 510 personal aerosol monitor into its rental fleet. The monitor is suitable for industrial hygiene and safety professionals; it displays and data logs aerosol concentration in real time.


PET ‘bottle to bottle’ recycling unit

28 July, 2009 | Supplied by: SUEZ

The France Plastiques Recyclage (FPR) - a joint venture for SITA France, a Suez Environment subsidiary, and the Paprec Group - has opened its first PET bottle recycling unit in Limay, France. At the successful completion of the 40-million-euro project, the plant will be able to recycle 40,000 tonnes of bottles per year, which will be directly usable, in granulate form, in the manufacture of new bottles or food product containers.


Lead monitoring equipment

28 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

In October 2008, the US EPA tightened its National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead (Pb) from 1.5 µg/m3 to 0.15 µg/m3, measured as total suspended particulates (TSP). This change has meant a 10-fold decrease in acceptable lead levels and thus, the accuracy of monitoring equipment is even more important.


Landfill captures gas to generate energy

27 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Thiess Services

Each time the residents of Brisbane and its surrounding suburbs put their bins out for collection they are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through Thiess Services’ Swanbank Waste Management Facility (SWMF) — turning everyday waste into usable green energy.


A new wave in water bottle production

20 July, 2009

Evian Volvic Sources (EVS) has become the first client of the France Plastiques Recyclage (FPR) plant which was built in Limay by Paprec and Sita, a subsidiary of Suez Environnement.


Residual waste treatment facility to be built

16 July, 2009

Suez Environnement has been selected as the preferred bidder by the Public Services department of Guernsey Island to design, build and operate a residual waste treatment facility.


Mobile phone recycling awards

01 July, 2009

Moonee Valley City Council and Eurobodalla Shire Council were joint winners of the prestigious ‘National Excellence Award’ for mobile phone recycling at the 2009 MobileMuster Local Government Awards.


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