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.
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.
A $50 million advanced waste treatment plant will establish Western Sydney residents as the most effective recyclers in NSW.
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.
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.
Following an influx of close to 12,000 customer service requests last year, primarily for missed bins, Hume City Council in NSW has implemented a Spatial Waste Collection & Incident Recording System to streamline workflows for its waste services crew.
Everyday supermarket items including Coles pre-packed lemons, Kids Care fruit snacks and Dynamo laundry refill packs have been exposed for their use of damaging and useless packaging in Environment Victoria’s 2009 National DUMP Awards.
The Brumby government has released the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Strategic Plan, setting the future direction for Melbourne’s waste management.
Australian Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Kate Carnell said that it was disappointing that high-profile members of the community were still calling for costly, outdated 1970s solutions to 2009 challenges.
An alternative to a flat-rate waste collection service is one in which households are charged per unit of waste they produce. This technical paper, written by Dr Joe Pickin of Hyder Consulting, discusses a case study in Melbourne that studied the effect of unit pricing of household garbage. Did it improve welfare, reduce garbage, or neither?
The European Parliament (EU) has adopted legislation that bans the use of 22 toxic substances, including carcinogenic, reprotoxic, genotoxic, endocrine-disrupting and immunotoxic chemicals.
Across Australia, tens of thousands of garbage tips are leaking a toxic brew of old, and sometimes deadly, chemicals into the water ingested or used about the home by up to 4 million people.
Australia is set to increase its recycling capacity with the introduction of the television and computer monitor recycling company, CRT Recycling Australia.
Melbourne-based food rescue charity FareShare has estimated in a new report that it will save 620 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2008–09 as a result of its waste reduction efforts. The charity turns surplus food donated from businesses, including food wholesalers and catering companies, into healthy meals for people in Melbourne who are hungry and homeless.
Cleaning up contaminated land in the heart of Australia’s industrial cities could provide a timely boost in value to the national urban real estate portfolio.