Improving packaging sustainability

20 October, 2006

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance has received two significant Commonwealth government grants to support the development of its prototype rapid packaging environmental impact assessment tool, PIQET.

Logger for harsh environments

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.techsci.com.au/

The Almemo 2690.8 handheld data logger is designed for use in harsh environments and is suitable for use with all Almemo environmental and atmospheric monitoring sensors. The instrument includes a shock absorbing rubber cover and is rated at IP54 when used with Almemo waterproof input and output connectors.

Turning tyres into diesel fuel

20 October, 2006

Used tyres can be turned into black gold or more precisely into a quality diesel fuel with a new tyre recycling technology, according to AAA Recycling

Microbial air monitoring

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.aiscientific.com/

The AES Chemunex Sampl'Air enables microbial monitoring of the air through impacting microorganisms onto a standard Petri dish. The high reliability of the sampling is guaranteed by an impacting speed monitoring system.


20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.quantum-scientific.com.au/

Shimadzu Electronic Balances include the UniBloc Systems range of top-loading balances, analytical balances and semi-micro units as well as high precision and high capacity platform balances. All balances feature the latest digital processing technology ensuring good resolution, stability, increased sensitivity, rapid response times and reliable operation.

Burning reclaimed waste

11 October, 2006

Thousands of tonnes of hazardous waste are being harnessed to manufacture Australian cement in an initiative to clean up the image of one of the world’s biggest polluting industries.

Using recycled tyres for access road

22 September, 2006 | Supplied by: Ecoflex Australia

Ecoflex Systems was commissioned by Energy Australia for a project which resulted in recycling 75,000 truck tyres. The project was required as part of a larger project to upgrade electricity supply from Tomago to the Tomaree Peninsula in New South Wales

Vertical bales

22 September, 2006 | Supplied by: Elephants Foot Recycling Solutions

The large Elephants Foot 2.25 m3 bailer can bale cartons and plastics with minimum effort and labour time. The most labour-intensive job is tying and ejecting bales. It takes the same time to tie a 100 kg block, 10 to a tonne as a 400 kg one, 3 to a tonne.

Underground collection system

22 September, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.sulo.com.au/

The Iceberg underground collection system uses hidden capacity below ground level to create a neat and tidy resource recovery unit. The practical design and logical system provides multiple benefits to both users and collectors. The system can be built to user requirements.

Self-tipping skips

21 August, 2006 | Supplied by: Actisafe

Actisafe has released several ranges of self-tipping skips suitable for use in general industrial applications as well as the food processing and handling industries.

Cleaning validation system

21 August, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.davidson.com.au

The Kaye Validator ITMS is a portable at-line instrument for accelerating the cleaning validation process. Operators can assess system cleanliness at-line with no delay, and get production lines up and running quickly. As an alternative to traditional analytical techniques (HPLC and TOC), this instrument can provide gains in production line utilisation and capacity.

Resource recovery facility

21 August, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.eco-house.com.au

Ecohouse is a resource recovery facility in Bellingen, a small regional shire on the north coast of NSW.

Maximising recycling recovery rates at quarry

21 August, 2006

M&M Quarries has expanded the processing capacity of its Gold Coast landfill, quarry and recycling businesses with the purchase of a TC1200 cone crusher and Ripper system from SCS

Butts are litter too

16 August, 2006

Increasing butt litter poses a growing environmental threat to our natural habitats, says the Butt Littering Trust in response to a recent national litter survey.

Bin lid company purchased

14 August, 2006

Sulo MGB Australia has announced the purchase of the family-owned business Rabbit Plastics, situated at Kempsey on the mid North Coast of NSW.

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