Sydney residents have dropped off 10,000 mattresses at recycling sites throughout Sydney.
The viability of recyclers is threatened by the Rudd government’s climate change policies, according to theTotal Environment Centre.
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.
Grundfos pumps used to boost delivery of recycled water in South Australia.
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.
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.
Recent data from Australian waste management company Transpacific Industries Group Ltd suggests fewer than 20% of Australian businesses recycle.
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.
The South Australian EPA is reviewing the way it regulates the waste industry in response to the increase in resource recovery and re-use.
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.
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.
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.
A new ISO International Standard will assist the emerging worldwide market for plastic recovery and recycling.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has advised the Senate Inquiry into the Management of Australia’s Waste Streams and the Drink Container Recycling Bill 2008 that there is no crisis in packaging waste and that Australia was progressing well towards recycling targets set by government.