Waste

Blocking valve

26 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.griffithscomponents.com/

Camozzi's series of blocking valves can be used to enhance the safety of many pneumatic applications by permitting movement of cylinders only when a control signal is present. This control signal could be generated via interlocks indicating, for example, when a guard is in its closed position.


Protecting ports from toxic chemicals

13 July, 2005

Syft Technologies, producer of advanced SIFT-MS analytical solutions for large-scale identification and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), has signed a significant export order with Australian Customs Services (Customs) to supply five Voice100 instruments to ports in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. The order is worth in excess of NZ$2m and is to be delivered by June 2005.


Automatic sorting of waste for recycling

03 July, 2005

Sorting of garbage for recycling saves resources, reduces environmental pollution and slows the build-up of landfills. Infrared light is the key to a sorting machine for drink cartons and plastic bottles developed by SINTEF


ACCC gives councils green light on collective tendering

01 July, 2005

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has allowed a group of Sydney councils to collectively tender and contract for the provision of waste manage-ment services.


Sims and Collex join forces to recycle e-Waste

28 May, 2005

Recycling company Sims Group Limited and environment services company Collex Pty Ltd chose Clean Up Australia Day in March to launch Australia's first comprehensive computer and electronics recycling business.


Big business benefits from donating old computers

08 May, 2005

WorkVentures Group, a Sydney-based non-profit enterprise, has come up with a solution to the growing problem of the disposal of used computers that also creates employment and addresses the 'digital divide' in our community by giving financially disadvantaged people access to low-cost computers.


Mini excavator

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.cnh.com/

The EH.B series mini excavator has a high horsepower and a large capacity engine.


M40.M multi-gas monitor

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The M40.M is a multi-gas monitor designed to provide personal protection in mines and other work environments where hazardous levels of oxygen, methane, carbon monoxide and/or hydrogen sulfide may be present.


Hooded roof fan

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Fanquip

The waste disposal sector and other industries operating in buildings full of noxious gases can better regulate fresh-air flow with hooded roof fans from Fanquip.


Gas testing kit

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.kdfisher.com.au/

With Crowcon's Gas Testing Kit, users of the Tetra four-gas personal monitor can ensure that their instruments remain accurate at all times.


Hydraulic modelling software

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.wallingfordsoftware.com

The InfoWorks v 6.0 hydraulic modelling suite includes two new features - the Open Data Export Center and the 3D Viewer - that improve its flexibility of output and the handling of 3D images.


The nappy waste problem

03 May, 2005 | Supplied by: SGS Australia Pty Ltd

Used by approximately 91% of parents, a single disposable nappy can take as long as 500 years to decompose in landfill. Up until now there has been little done to reduce this potentially hazardous waste stream


Steel can recycling made even easier

03 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Steel Can Recycling Council

A long-term contract has just been signed between kerbside recycling collector Onyx and Steel Can Recycling (SCR). The deal means that it will be even easier for people living in North Shore and Waitakere Cities in New Zealand to recycle their tin cans


Fonterra's label recycling initiative

03 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Fonterra

Recycleable labels are the latest innovation in Fonterra's drive to reduce the amount of waste the company sends to landfill


Help for land managers on greenhouse

01 May, 2005

Almost a quarter of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions comes from forestry and agriculture, from activities ranging from deforestation and harvesting, to the continuous cultivation of soil.


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