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.
A long-term contract has just been signed between kerbside recycling collector Onyx and Steel Can Recycling (SCR). The deal means that it will be even easier for people living in North Shore and Waitakere Cities in New Zealand to recycle their tin cans
Almost a quarter of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions comes from forestry and agriculture, from activities ranging from deforestation and harvesting, to the continuous cultivation of soil.
While much of the industrial world is manufacturing goods that negatively impact the environment, welding equipment manufacturer Kemppi Oy has gained a certified environmental protection system for its new product development set-up, based on the international standard ISO 14001.