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.
The South Australian Parliament has passed legislation to ban plastic bags.
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 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.
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.
Sims Recycling Solutions has opened what it claims is the first automated e-recycling plant in the Southern Hemisphere.
Networking solutions company Netgear has launched a new recycling program in Australia that gives its customers a quick and easy way to dispose of their old networking equipment, free of charge.
The recycling and waste management industry said that announcements in the NSW Treasurer’s Mini-Budget would hasten a major increase in recycling in NSW.
Australian Cosset Industries has won a national environmental award for a product that turns old cash, plastic bags and discarded drink bottles into trashcan holders.
A section of what will be Australia’s largest composting drums will make a slow journey from Welshpool to Neerabup as part of the development of Perth’s $80 million waste management project.
Research shows ‘recycling’ is Australia’s most widely understood environmental term and is considered the most practical and tangible way for the public to ‘do their bit’.
Australians are continuing to do the right thing and recycle at home, achieving residential recovery rates for beverage containers of between 75–85%, similar rates to those achieved through South Australia’s container deposit system.
Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest for projects to develop and implement new collection service models and improved logistics for the recovery of commercial and industrial post-consumer recyclable packaging.
Environment Victoria has called on all state and federal environment ministers to stop avoiding the issue of electrical waste and urged them to discuss a new recycling scheme for televisions and fluorescent lights at the Environment Protection and Heritage Council (EPHC) meeting.
SITA Environmental Solutions said the intended sale of the state-owned Waste Services NSW promised to lift competition in the waste management sector bringing lower costs to ratepayers.