Waste

Plastic milk bottle wash and recycling facility for NZ South Island

10 November, 2009

A world-class commercial plastic milk bottle wash and recycling facility, serving communities across the whole of the South Island of New Zealand,  has been officially opened by the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment. The plant was commissioned in August and is now processing 600 kg of milk bottles per hour or 100,000 bottles per day.


ACCC allows council waste management plan

10 November, 2009

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.


Waste exchange program targets significant industrial hub

06 November, 2009

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.


Australians want more container recycling options

05 November, 2009

According to a new study, Australians are looking for more container recycling facilities, especially when they are away from home.


Flemington backs a winner in glass recycling

04 November, 2009

The equivalent of half a million champagne bottles is expected to be recycled at this week’s Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington.


Marine chemical spill response exercise

19 October, 2009

NSW Maritime is staging Exercise Stingray today to test the NSW marine incident response capability to events such as shipping accidents in our ports and coastal waters.


Turning waste into gold

29 September, 2009

Attendees at the CleanUp 09 conference in Adelaide will hear how millions of tonnes of unwanted waste spewed out by Australia's power stations, mineral processing plants and municipalities can be re-used to create fertility, health, wealth, beauty and abundance.


Making it easy to Do the Right Thing in Queensland

17 September, 2009

A new recycling initiative will significantly reduce waste to landfill by enabling shoppers to recycle.


Conveyor

14 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

Exair’s Heavy Duty Threaded Line Vac Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a powerful conveying system for bulk materials including steel shot, metal parts, scrap and trim. Designed for rugged, industrial applications, it has a hardened alloy construction that helps prevent premature wear. The device features large throat diameters that make it possible to convey more material over long vertical and horizontal lengths. The conveying rate is claimed to be typically twice that of ordinary air powered conveyors.


Personal environmental monitors

11 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Particle & Surface Sciences Pty Ltd

The Model 200 Personal Environmental Monitor is a lightweight personal sampler for collecting airborne particles in the PM2.5 and PM10 size ranges. PM2.5 and PM10 particles are airborne particles less than 2.5 and 10 µm, respectively. They are frequently used to provide a measure of airborne particle concentration for studying potential health effects of airborne particles in the indoor or outdoor environment.


Organic residue treatment

11 September, 2009 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

A treatment system for organic residues has been launched by CST Wastewater Solutions, promising to convert almost any organic residue or energy crop into biogas, valuable electricity or heat.


Organic solution helps council

11 September, 2009 | Supplied by: WSN Environmental Solutions

Camden Soil Mix (CSM) has joined with Liverpool City Council to help close the loop on recycling using an organic enriched top-dressing mix to repair sporting fields suffering wear and tear from the winter football codes.


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.


Waste trucks meeting 2011 emission standards

11 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Volvo Group Australia Pty Ltd

The Volvo FE waste truck is powered by a new Euro 5-compliant, 7-litre, 6-cylinder diesel engine, which generates 300 hp. The engine is turbocharged and the wide torque range and quick response to accelerator ensures good driveability.


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.


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