The 4500 zNose portable gas chromatographer, from Electronic Sensor Technology (EST), is a mobile, small footprint analyser that can accurately detect and analyse organic, biological and chemical compounds in real time.
A commercial plastic milk bottle wash and recycling facility serving communities across the whole of the South Island of New Zealand was officially opened last November. The plant was commissioned in August and is now processing 600 kg of milk bottles per hour or 100,000 bottles per day.
Australia’s electronic waste is a growing problem, with only a small fraction of it being recycled and the rest ending up in landfill. A new announcement from the EPHC is set to change all that, however, as Andrew Collins reports.
The recent outcry in the national media over the spilling of around 200 tonnes of oil by a ship off the Queensland coast obscures another, far larger oil spill - and one more risky to the public health and Australian environment.
Given that landfills are one of the biggest potential emitters of greenhouse gases, SEMF*’s sustainability expert, Dr Gareth Forde, looks at how local government and landfill operators can reduce their emissions while at the same time generating revenue.
More silage wrap is set to be recovered off New Zealand farms following the announcement that two leading producers have joined the Agrecovery Wrap Recycling program.
SITA Environmental Solutions (SITA) has entered into an exclusive agreement with Organic Waste Systems (OWS) in order to deliver anaerobic digestion solutions in Australia as an add-on option to its composting and recycling facilities.
SITA Environmental Solutions’ new fleet of kerbside collection vehicles, powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), has been officially commissioned in South Australia. The fleet of 23 vehicles will service the Northern Adelaide Waste Management Authority (NAWMA) council regions of Playford, Salisbury and Gawler with fortnightly recycling and garden and food organics collections, and a weekly general waste collection.
A carpet tile recycling centre that separates PVC from nylon and reintroduces it as a raw material is now operating at Ontera Modular Carpets’ Northmead plant in NSW. The initiative is expected to save approximately 200 tonnes of waste from landfill each year. As well as the environmental benefits, it’s also providing cost savings for the company in terms of reducing the raw material consumption of PVC for its carpet manufacturing process.
The Evashred Panther industrial shredder is built by New Zealand-based company Evans Engineering. It weighs 3.5 tonnes, is 4.5 m long and stands more than 3.0 m high. The unit is driven by two 40 hp motors with 42,000 Nm of torque, and is designed to munch on truck and car tyres but can also be configured to shred any product.
The Kobra ShredinaBin provides an alternative way to safely destroy a company’s or government department’s confidential and private information. Users can now shred directly into a standard 240 L wheelie bin and dispose of the waste safely.
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.