The Steel Can Recycling Council is enjoying not only a commendable steel can recycling rate of 56%, but thanks to a raft of research undertaken during 2004/05, it is much better informed about consumer behaviour and brandowner involvement in recycling education.
The UR-3R household waste recycling project at Eastern Creek on the outskirts of Sydney, which was recently opened, has illustrated the advantage offered by Permastore Australasia with its glass-fused-to-steel product
Sykes' Olympic Pump Range not only pumps dirty water, but also performs the duty with fuel reduction in mind. The impeller, wear plate and volute have all been redesigned to give efficiency levels of 83%. Fuel is minimised through the pumps' ability to reduce engine/motor kW/hp size while still achieving maximum performance. The range of pumps is available with the Sykes Compressor Prime or 60 cfm Vacuum Prime, and sizes range from 80 (3") to 300 mm (12"). Sykes' Olympic 150 mm (6") pump can save up to 340 L of fuel per week.
The standard classification test and techniques used to dispose of solid waste are inadequate for Australian conditions, a researcher from the University of New South Wales has claimed.
There are 15 permanent recycling stations positioned throughout Thredbo, thanks to a partnership between Kosciusko Thredbo and Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA). The aim of the expanded Public Place Recycling program is to establish a world-class recycling program in one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations.
The RTSK 200 Tradesman Safety Kit is a readily accessible, ruggedly constructed carry bag that contains an assortment of items a worker will need when confronted with asbestos-containing material. The items in the kit are designed to minimise the risk association with asbestos and protect the tradesperson and those around them, to meet legal responsibilities and regulations, and suitably and legally dispose of any waste.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
Cardiff Council is using the dataTaker DT50 data acquisition system to monitor water table levels in the area surrounding Cardiff Bay marina
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.
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.