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
A seven-metre tall figure composed of three tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) has been installed at South Bank, London.
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.
Camozzi's series of blocking valves can be used to enhance the safety of many pneumatic applications by permitting movement of cylinders only when a control signal is present. This control signal could be generated via interlocks indicating, for example, when a guard is in its closed position.
Syft Technologies, producer of advanced SIFT-MS analytical solutions for large-scale identification and analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), has signed a significant export order with Australian Customs Services (Customs) to supply five Voice100 instruments to ports in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. The order is worth in excess of NZ$2m and is to be delivered by June 2005.
Sorting of garbage for recycling saves resources, reduces environmental pollution and slows the build-up of landfills. Infrared light is the key to a sorting machine for drink cartons and plastic bottles developed by SINTEF
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has allowed a group of Sydney councils to collectively tender and contract for the provision of waste manage-ment services.
Recycling company Sims Group Limited and environment services company Collex Pty Ltd chose Clean Up Australia Day in March to launch Australia's first comprehensive computer and electronics recycling business.
WorkVentures Group, a Sydney-based non-profit enterprise, has come up with a solution to the growing problem of the disposal of used computers that also creates employment and addresses the 'digital divide' in our community by giving financially disadvantaged people access to low-cost computers.