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.

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.

Tarping system

22 May, 2008 | Supplied by: West Side Body Builders

West Side Body Builders has combined with Razor to create a remote-controlled tarping system suitable for side tippers, end tippers, trucks, trailers and more.

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.

Cleaning up pollution - naturally

12 May, 2008

When it comes to cleaning up pollution left by old oil spills, natural ways may be the best, according to research by scientists at the CRC for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment.

Carbon emission experts urge business to act

29 April, 2008

A line-up of experts will tell industry that emissions targets and reporting deadlines set by the federal government demand instant action during a series of seminars sponsored by Victoria's Environment Protection Authority during the Australian Carbon Trading Expo 2008.

National carbon committee for waste industry

23 April, 2008

The Waste Management Association of Australia has moved to strengthen the voice of the waste industry in forming a National Carbon Committee as the government finalises the Australian Emissions Trading Scheme (AETS).

Job scheduler chart for skip/hook operators

23 April, 2008 | Supplied by: ASP Software

Scheduling a bulk skip or hook lift delivery, exchange or pickup is now easier with the Wastedge graphical scheduler work planning board. It shows the user how many jobs are queued behind which drivers on any day, then lets you drag and drop jobs to reassign work amongst available drivers to better balance workloads.

Paint recycling service

23 April, 2008 | Supplied by: PlaceMakers

PlaceMakers has launched an environmental initiative in New Zealand to help customers recycle unwanted paint - providing a solution to an increasing environmental problem

Flap check valves

23 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Dwyer Instruments (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Series FPV plastic flap check valves are suitable where backflow could potentially cause damage to pumps, filters or process equipment.  The valves operate without the need for any adjustments or settings.

Carbon emissions monitoring

23 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

Ecotech provides a wide range of carbon monitoring instruments and systems that measure CO2, hydrocarbons and CO emissions for stack and ambient applications.

Toxic vapour analyser

23 April, 2008 | Supplied by: Lear Siegler Australasia Pty Ltd

The TVA1000B is an 'over-the-shoulder' portable vapour analyser that offers both PID (photo ionisation detection) and FID (flame ionisation detection) in a single instrument.

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