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