Waste

Glass recycling process

18 April, 2006 | Supplied by: ITs Green

The GlassAGG system from Glass Aggregate Systems is capable of processing plate and laminated window glass, and glass beverage and food containers. The process converts the waste glass into a marketable glass aggregate fine of various sizes depending on its end use. The fines can be used for sand blasting, road base aggregate, septic tank drains, landscaping, concrete additives, hydroponics, etc.


Australia gets its own composting week

07 April, 2006

International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) is being held for the first time in Australia from 7-13 May.


Campbell Arnott's waste management upgrade

03 April, 2006

Campbell Arnott's has completed a $19 million upgrade to its Arnott's Biscuit bakery in New South Wales. The upgrade included the Dolav bulk bin which is used inside and outside the factory


Highlighting the benefits of recycled organics

31 March, 2006

The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) has released Australia’s first guide to help councils weigh up the costs and benefits of using compost in their public parks and gardens.


ANU comes to the mobile recycling party

27 March, 2006

The Australian National University is claiming to be the first university in Australia to implement the mobile phone recycling program MobileMuster.


Recycling-friendly LCD glass substrate

23 March, 2006

The proliferation of home entertainment systems has raised a number of issues, especially concerning the shelf life of LCDs and the impact of their disposal on the environment.


Washdown motor

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.mrutty.com.au/

The washdown motor range is based on AC servomotors from the Mavilor BL series of synchronous electric motors.


Dust and waste extraction

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.eximo.com.au/

The Ace-Quattro vibration and acoustics analyser from Data Physics is portable and is claimed to provide 40 times faster data and signal transfers as well as provide nanometer displacement measurements.


Vector drives

21 March, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.bonfiglioli.com.au/

The Synplus SPL200 and SPL400 series of sensorless vector drives complement the VVVF drives range designed to enhance process control and facilitate the ongoing introduction of mechatronic drives technology.


Jet sensors help sort waste

15 March, 2006

Advanced sensors originally designed for fast jet aircraft and battle tanks have been used to develop a new machine that can automatically identify and sort recyclable domestic waste.


Disposing of FOD at airports

03 March, 2006

Reynolds Engineering Services has designed a FOD (foreign objects and debris) station to address problems associated with the existing FOD/waste collection points on airport aprons


Self-sufficient composting

03 March, 2006

The Environmental Biotechnology CRC (EBCRC), together Organic Resource Technologies (ORT) and Murdoch University, is using biotechnology in a $1.3m project to enhance a process that can convert large amounts of organic waste to compost more efficiently


Manual dumping station

22 February, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.flexicon.com.au/

A Manual Dumping Station with integral flexible screw conveyor collects dust created during manual dumping of powder and bulk solid materials from bags, boxes, drums and other containers.


Pollutant Inventory released

16 February, 2006

The amount of phosphorus entering the Murray Darling Basin from sewerage and water treatment plants fell 31 per cent during 2004-05, the reduction reported in the annual National Pollutant Inventory which was released recently.


Scrap metal yard open day

13 February, 2006

The inside story of recycling scrap metal will be on show this month when Simsmetal opens up its St Marys’ yard for a public information day.


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