Waste

Television and computer monitor recycling plant for Australia

19 January, 2009

Australia is set to increase its recycling capacity with the introduction of the television and computer monitor recycling company, CRT Recycling Australia.


Rescuing surplus food

13 January, 2009

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.


Clean-up could offer a billion dollar land boost

07 January, 2009

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.


Quiet baler

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Orwak Solutions Pty Ltd

Orwak 3610, which replaces the Orwak 3600, uses quiet, powerful hydraulics; the noise level is only about 60 dB.


Multiple gas monitors

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Draeger Safety Pacific Pty Ltd

The X-am 2000 is a four-gas detector that reliably measures explosive gases and vapours, as well as H2, CO and H2S. It is suitable for confined space use and comes in a special case with charger, electronic pump and tubing.


Sustainable packaging

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Packsys Pty Ltd

Innovia Films’ biodegradable, compostable and flexible packaging material NatureFlex is used for the Gingerbread Folk range of biscuits. It is certified compostable and carries the ‘seedling’ logo to confirm this.


Snail pace on petrol vapour puts air quality and public health at risk

22 December, 2008

The NSW government’s go-slow on introducing technology to capture harmful petrol vapour at service stations will expose hundreds of thousands of motorists to harmful chemicals and undermine efforts to reduce air pollution, according to the Total Environment Centre (TEC).


Bank achieves CEMARS certification

22 December, 2008

Westpac New Zealand Ltd has achieved a milestone in sustainability, by achieving Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) certification as part of its strategy to reduce its carbon footprint.


Industry organisation launches new structure

16 December, 2008

The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative has announced the official structure of its newly incorporated organisation.


Registrations open for Business Clean Up Day

10 December, 2008

Registrations are now open for Business Clean Up Day on 24 February 2009. Last year, over 250 businesses helped Clean Up Australia by nominating sites and giving up a few hours of their time to clear rubbish.


Plastic bag ban passed by SA parliament

04 December, 2008

The South Australian Parliament has passed legislation to ban plastic bags.


Spill containment unit

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Enware Australia Pty Ltd

The one-piece polyethylene IBC2000i intermediate bulk container (IBC) spill containment unit features a 144 (L) x 142 cm (W) footprint to fit most 1000 L IBC dispensing units. It also includes a 19 L pail holder for quick, easy dispensing into smaller containers.


Siemens Sitrans SL gas analyser

01 December, 2008 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Siemens Sitrans SL is a diode laser gas analyser featuring an inline reference cell filled with a non-interfering reference gas. This allows for a fast and non-contact measurement of gas concentrations in process or flue gases.


Waste processing park receives gold award from government

27 November, 2008

Sydney recycling company WSN Environmental Solutions has been honoured by the NSW government for its waste processing park in Sydney’s south-west, receiving a gold award in the 2008 Premier’s Public Sector Awards.


Automated e-waste recycling plant

19 November, 2008

Sims Recycling Solutions has opened what it claims is the first automated e-recycling plant in the Southern Hemisphere. 


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