Spill control starts before the spill

27 May, 2009 | Supplied by: Store-Safe

While spills are unlikely to be eliminated, prevention and mitigation can be practised to reduce the incidence of this event. Store-Safe provides some information on the key elements for spill control: evaluation, assessment, storage and spill retention.

IT recycling self-assessment tool

27 May, 2009 | Supplied by: Greenbox

Greenbox has launched a free self-assessment tool for businesses to help them rate their recycling programs. The assessment is completed via an online survey on Greenbox’s website and includes questions on disposal strategies, compliance with laws and standards, and internal accountability.

E-waste recycling facility

27 May, 2009 | Supplied by: TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd

TES-AMM has begun operations in Australia to provide assistance to IT manufacturers, businesses and consumers in recycling e-waste.

Waste treatment plant

27 May, 2009 | Supplied by: SUEZ

SITA Environmental Solutions’ Advanced Waste Treatment (SAWT) plant at Elizabeth Drive, Kemps Creek, NSW, was officially opened in March. The plant will be receiving waste from Liverpool and Penrith residents.

Technology combats offending industry odours

15 May, 2009

Murdoch University scientists have combined engineering and modern biotechnology in a process that will combat offending industry odours — particularly wastewater treatment and secondary waste processing.

Industry and environmentalists unite to end e-waste

07 May, 2009

An agreement which has the potential to increase recycling of computer equipment from Australian households, and create many jobs, has been announced by The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the Total Environment Centre (TEC).

Scrap vehicles to win

07 May, 2009

The Ministry of Transport is offering motorists in Christchurch and Wellington instant rewards when they scrap unwanted vehicles. Participating vehicle recyclers will also be giving these motorists the chance to win a brand new Toyota Corolla.

Biotechnology combats offending odours

24 April, 2009

A combination of engineering and modern biotechnology has been harnessed to combat offending odours produced by many industries including wastewater treatment and secondary waste processing.

Macarthur recycling facility reaches quarter of a million tonnes

22 April, 2009

Sydney recycler WSN Environmental Solutions has processed a quarter of a million tonnes of resources in its materials recycling facility (MRF) at Macarthur Resource Recovery Park at Narellan.

Brady spill containment solutions

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Brady Australia Pty Ltd

Brady has released its latest Spill Containment product range.

TEOM series 1405 for particulate monitoring

07 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Lear Siegler Australasia Pty Ltd

Lear Siegler, in conjunction with Thermo Fisher Scientific, has released the TEOM series 1405 for ambient particulate monitoring, featuring modernised electronics and a touch-screen user interface packaged in a single cabinet.

Multiwaste shredder

02 April, 2009 | Supplied by: ITs Green

The Evashred EV65E Multiwaste Shredder is a strong, durable machine which has the ability to shred high-throughput volume. Suitable for document destruction, paper and plastic shredding, its design is based on two previous models: EV45E and EV60E.

Cane toads to return to canefields as mulch

26 March, 2009

One of Australia’s greatest pests, the cane toad, is about to serve a useful purpose as mulch in the sugar cane crops it has traditionally multiplied in.

Advanced waste treatment plant opened in Western Sydney

26 March, 2009

A $50 million advanced waste treatment plant will establish Western Sydney residents as the most effective recyclers in NSW.

48 tonnes of waste saved from going to landfill

17 March, 2009

Over the last week, New Zealanders saved 48 tonnes of waste from going to landfill as part of this year’s Fisher & Paykel Appliances’ recycling days.

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