Waste

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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