Waste

ACCC seeks submissions

10 October, 2008

The ACCC has proposed to allow the Inner Sydney Waste Management Group of Councils to tender and contract for services to transfer, process and dispose of food and garden organic waste and to market and sell any end products in the relevant local government areas.


Mattress recycling program reaches 10,000 mark

08 October, 2008

Sydney residents have dropped off 10,000 mattresses at recycling sites throughout Sydney.


Viability of recyclers threatened

24 September, 2008

The viability of recyclers is threatened by the Rudd government’s climate change policies, according to theTotal Environment Centre.


Enviro-tool to benefit rural NSW waste facilities

22 September, 2008 | Supplied by: Office of Environment and Heritage NSW

Small waste operators and the environment will be the main beneficiaries from a new tool designed to improve monitoring of small landfill sites.
The Environment Risk Assessment and Mitigation Package (E-RAMP) aims to address waste operator concerns by helping to assess and manage potential environmental landfill issues.


Case study: Water re-use and harvesting scheme

18 September, 2008

Grundfos pumps used to boost delivery of recycled water in South Australia.


Guidelines offer better disposal options for SA

08 September, 2008

Since being introduced, the ‘Environmental Management of Landfill Guidelines (municipal solid waste and commercial and industrial wastes)’ have had a significant impact on landfills in South Australia, leading to improved environmental practices.


Vermiculture key to reducing greenhouse emissions

20 August, 2008

A study at Griffith University, Nathan Campus, is recruiting earthworms as the latest weapon to resolve waste problems, fight soil contamination and land degradation, and restore fertility without destructive agrochemicals.


Business waste gets $23 million government and industry recycle makeover

19 August, 2008

Recent data from Australian waste management company Transpacific Industries Group Ltd suggests fewer than 20% of Australian businesses recycle.


$10 million for future waste management

12 August, 2008

The Victorian Advanced Resource Recovery Initiative (VARRI) will explore the use of new waste recovery technology to process Melbourne’s waste into clean energy and product such as compost.


EPA reviews waste regulation

30 July, 2008

The South Australian EPA is reviewing the way it regulates the waste industry in response to the increase in resource recovery and re-use.


Regular collections sub-contractors module

27 July, 2008 | Supplied by: ASP Software

A software release for regular commercial/industrial waste collection services scheduling is now available online.


ISO increases confidence in certification of ship recycling management systems

17 July, 2008

An ISO publicly available specification (PAS) for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management will help to increase the safety of workers and protection of the environment by providing requirements for independent recognition of good practice.


Soils could help combat climate change

10 July, 2008

Could part of the answer to saving Earth from global warming lie in the earth beneath our feet? A team from Newcastle University in the UK aims to design soils that can remove carbon from the atmosphere — permanently and cost effectively.


Funding to stop packaging waste from landfill

09 July, 2008

The National Packaging Covenant announced approval of funding for five new projects to start over the next 12 months, which will leverage $42 million of investment into recycling infrastructure and litter prevention in Australia.


Energy efficient business need to be rewarded

08 July, 2008

Speaking before the Senate Inquiry into the Management of Australia's Waste Streams, SITA Environmental Solutions’ Mike Ritchie said that leaving energy efficiency out of an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) would be neglecting one of the key drivers that will make the scheme work.


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