Standard to expand plastics recovery and recycling worldwide

08 July, 2008

A new ISO International Standard will assist the emerging worldwide market for plastic recovery and recycling.

Packaging recycling on track to meet targets

08 July, 2008

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.

Campaign launched to Do the Right Thing on the Hume

03 July, 2008

A major educational anti-litter campaign has begun, targeting those travelling along the Hume Highway between Melbourne and Sydney.

Waste bin caddy

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Electrodrive Pty Ltd

The Waste Bin System is designed for larger facilities with centralised dumping points. It features a horn, dynamic braking and back-off button for added safety.

Spill containment catalogue

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

The Enpac SafeEquip catalogue from Enware Australia includes recent additions to the range such as: the single Poly-Rack system for 205 L drums, the Poly-Tank Containment Unit 550 for storing hazardous liquid above ground, Poly-Spill cart for transporting drums, the Storm Sentinel catch basin insert, and various portable containment solutions.

Garden organics facility opens at Macarthur

27 June, 2008

WSN Environmental Solutions has reached a milestone in the rollout of its Macarthur Resource Recovery Park, with the Ecolibrium garden organics facility starting commissioning this week.

Waste bill gives economic incentives

20 June, 2008

New waste legislation will offer economic incentives and rewards to businesses and councils that do their bit for waste reduction, said Environment Minister Trevor Mallard during the second reading of the Waste Minimisation Bill.

Councils reduce carbon footprint

20 June, 2008

Residents across the Macarthur and Southern Highlands regions in NSW will collectively take a step to reduce their carbon footprint, when WSN Environmental Solutions’ leading-edge waste processing plant at Macarthur Resource Recovery Park starts commissioning in July.

SA to ban plastic bags

19 June, 2008

TEC welcomes the introduction of legislation to the SA government tomorrow that seeks to ban single-use lightweight plastic bags in the state.

Tropical forest sustainabilty: a climate change boon

16 June, 2008

Improved management of the world's tropical forests has major implications for humanity's ability to reduce its contribution to climate change, according to a paper published in the international journal, Science.

Calls for e-waste management system via 'Take Back' policy and energy star rating

13 June, 2008

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called on the ICT industry and Federal Government to consider adopting a two-pronged policy approach to reduce the environmental effects of e-waste by introducing a 'Take Back' policy for domestic and commercial ICT manufacturers.

Head office relocated

23 May, 2008

Testo Australia has moved to a new office located in Croydon South, south-east of Melbourne.

Griffith earmarked for UN e-waste hub

23 May, 2008

Queensland's Griffith University has been approached by the United Nations research arm for managing electronic waste to create an Asia–Pacific hub dedicated to reducing the 40 million tonnes of e-waste produced each year worldwide.

Cerabar S pressure transmitter

22 May, 2008 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

The Cerabar S with Foundation Fieldbus monitors process efficiency with high speed and accuracy. Since the device acquires the measurement and processes it independently of other data traffic on the bus network, the response time is fast, making it suitable for critical control or safety interlocks.

Glass recycling facility

22 May, 2008 | Supplied by: WSN Environmental Solutions

WSN Environmental Solutions and joint venture partner Australian Glass Technologies (AGT) are launching a facility capable of processing up to 40,000 t per year of previously unwanted glass.

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