Waste

'Phytocap' landfill research receives $734,000 grant

16 October, 2005

Researchers at Melbourne University have been awarded a $734,000 grant from the Australian Research Council to evaluate and develop a new planted-soil capping technology for landfills known as phytocapping ('phyto' = plant).


Churchill fellowship to study waste overseas

10 October, 2005

A senior technical officer from Gosford City Council in NSW has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to study alternative and traditional solid waste management technologies and practices overseas.


Coal tar contaminated soil at site in NSW

03 October, 2005

Innova Soil Technology has developed a thermal desorption process (DFTD) for the remediation of contaminated sites. The process is fully mobile and can process up to 1000 tonnes of soil per day


Bin cap

26 September, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.sulo.com.au/

The Hi-Topp Bin Caps are designed for high visibility and recognition to encourage source separation and recycling. The built-in coupling system allows for event-specific collection stations to be formed. With large openings on both sides the caps allow for better traffic flow and visibility.


Magnet attracts resource recovery

05 September, 2005

Hundreds of tonnes of ferrous metals are being diverted from landfill by a giant magnet at the Jacks Gully Waste and Recycling Centre operated by WSN Environmental Solutions at Narellan, NSW.


Regeneration of Cardiff Bay area

03 September, 2005

Cardiff Council is using the dataTaker DT50 data acquisition system to monitor water table levels in the area surrounding Cardiff Bay marina


Bulk bins

17 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.nayla.com/

Nayla is introducing the 1000 kg capacity Dolav Bulk Bin.


Office baler

17 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.orwak.com/

The electro-hydraulic EMB60 Mini Baler is suitable for landscaped offices, showrooms and canteen areas. Finished in polished aluminium with a modern design, it has a low noise level of 55 dB and delivers 1.5 tonne of force. It has a neat appearance and runs on a standard 10 A single-phase power point.


Recycling mining equipment

17 August, 2005 | Supplied by: Meek Holdings

The www.minegraveyard.com website is an advertising medium for surplus mining equipment. It is designed to be used by mining companies and mining service providers to advertise any equipment as long as it is being used within the mining industry.


Sewer odour control

17 August, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.odours.com.au/

The OCS Ferrogard systems comprise a range of automated flow-paced chemical dosing units for sewer odour control. They are available in a range of sizes allowing for a whole-of-system approach from small flows in upstream catchments through to large carrier mains.


Steel can recycling campaign at Coles supermarkets

11 August, 2005

During March, the Steel Can Recycling Council and Coles Supermarkets ran a promotional campaign to boost the levels of awareness among consumers of the recyclability of steel packaging.


Quarantine fumigation system operating in Tasmania

03 August, 2005

Nordiko Quarantine Systems has developed a process that captures and destroys the toxic gas that is used within the shipping industry for its quarantine fumigation procedures


Coping with Adelaide's waste

03 August, 2005

By the early 1990s it was clear that Adelaide was quickly running out of landfill space. A new waste management facility - one with built-in environmental controls - was needed, and fast


WEEE man and recycling banks two great UK ideas

01 August, 2005

A seven-metre tall figure composed of three tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been installed at South Bank, London.


National cigarette butt anti-littering campaign

27 July, 2005

The first national 'Butt Free City - Please Butt It, Then Bin It' campaign is asking smokers to help reduce the seven billion littered butts that hit Australian footpaths, gutters and waterways every year.


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