The Runi polystyrene recycling compaction equipment, which will be on show at The Safety In Action and Materials & Manual Handling show, achieves compression ratios of 50:1. In fact, 300 kg of polystyrene waste emerges from the machinery just 1 m3 in size. The Runi equipment complements Wastech's Bramidian low profile plastic and cardboard balers.
Newly patented technology invented by ANSTO scientist, Dr Tony Taylor, can cheaply make sewage and waste water clean enough to drink and could cut water use by 60%, according to ANSTOâ€™s online magazine, Velocity.
The KitBin is a bulk storage and transport 'knock-down' container with removable sides that pack inside a built KitBin for storage and efficiency during transport when the bins are returned empty to the source (suppliers' or growers' facilities).
Residents of Victoria can now get rid of unwanted household paint by taking advantage of the free service, Paintback, which aims to keep paint out of the garbage and away from drains where it poses a threat to the environment.
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.
International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) is being held for the first time in Australia from 7-13 May.
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
The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) has released Australiaâ€™s first guide to help councils weigh up the costs and benefits of using compost in their public parks and gardens.
The Australian National University is claiming to be the first university in Australia to implement the mobile phone recycling program MobileMuster.
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.