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.

Blocking valve

26 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.griffithscomponents.com/

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.

Turbo scrap chopper

26 July, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.austwarehouse.com.au/

Sweed has introduced a scrap chopper for plastic strapping.

Protecting ports from toxic chemicals

13 July, 2005

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.

Automatic sorting of waste for recycling

03 July, 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

ACCC gives councils green light on collective tendering

01 July, 2005

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.

Sims and Collex join forces to recycle e-Waste

28 May, 2005

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.

Big business benefits from donating old computers

08 May, 2005

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.

M40.M multi-gas monitor

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Industrial Scientific Corporation

The M40.M is a multi-gas monitor designed to provide personal protection in mines and other work environments where hazardous levels of oxygen, methane, carbon monoxide and/or hydrogen sulfide may be present.

Hydraulic modelling software

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.wallingfordsoftware.com

The InfoWorks v 6.0 hydraulic modelling suite includes two new features - the Open Data Export Center and the 3D Viewer - that improve its flexibility of output and the handling of 3D images.

Gas testing kit

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.kdfisher.com.au/

With Crowcon's Gas Testing Kit, users of the Tetra four-gas personal monitor can ensure that their instruments remain accurate at all times.

Mini excavator

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.cnh.com/

The EH.B series mini excavator has a high horsepower and a large capacity engine.

Hooded roof fan

06 May, 2005 | Supplied by: Fanquip

The waste disposal sector and other industries operating in buildings full of noxious gases can better regulate fresh-air flow with hooded roof fans from Fanquip.

The nappy waste problem

03 May, 2005 | Supplied by: SGS Australia Pty Ltd

Used by approximately 91% of parents, a single disposable nappy can take as long as 500 years to decompose in landfill. Up until now there has been little done to reduce this potentially hazardous waste stream

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