Waste

1 million tyres removed from Stawell stockpile

23 October, 2017

One of Australia's largest and most dangerous tyre stockpiles has been transformed, in an operation led by the EPA Victoria with the support of Tyrecycle.


Innovation and collaboration on show at Waste Expo Australia 2017

23 October, 2017

Waste Expo Australia is over for another year, with the annual conference and exhibition inspiring and educating more than 3000 visitors from the waste management and resource recovery sector across two days earlier this month.


Victoria bans the bag

19 October, 2017

The Andrews Labor government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria.


Solving Australia's PFAS contamination problem

10 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The ABC's Four Corners program has revealed that firefighting foam containing perfluorinated chemicals known as PFAS was used at Australian Department of Defence bases until as recently as 2012, resulting in severe groundwater contamination at 18 bases across Australia.


Why are Australians holding onto their e-waste?

09 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis | Supplied by: TechCollect

TechCollect is calling on Australians to consider the environmental impact of not recycling their electronic waste (e-waste), with a new survey finding that one in five people (22%) consider themselves hoarders of old electronic devices.


Waste containment to play a key role in NYC rat reduction plan

04 October, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a US$32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city's rat population, targeting the three most infested parts of the city.


Dwyer Series 629C wet/wet differential pressure transmitter

01 October, 2017 | Supplied by: Dwyer Instruments (Aust) Pty Ltd

The Series 629C wet/wet differential pressure transmitter monitors differential pressure of air and compatible gases and liquids with 0.5% accuracy.


Looking beyond the three Rs

01 October, 2017

Traditionally, the recycling industry has always looked at the three Rs — reduce, re-use, recycle. But Professor Veena Sahajwalla from the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) is challenging this thinking with her 'new science of green manufacturing' that looks at the fourth R — reform.


WMAA launches Waste of Origin pledge

25 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis | Supplied by: Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Aust

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) is calling on members, operators and stakeholders in the waste sector to sign the 'Waste of Origin' pledge.


Westpac's Second Life Project rehoming office furniture

22 September, 2017 by Blake Lindley, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Edge Environment and Olivia Tyler, Director Sustainable Business Services, Westpac Group | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

Office and retail refurbishment generates over 55,000 t of waste every year in the Sydney CBD alone at an average rate of 63 t/1000m2.


CRC to fight food waste currently seeking approval

19 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

With 42% of food produced in Australia currently ending up as waste — either during the production and manufacturing stages or via the end consumer — over 50 industry and research organisations have come together to do something about it.


Upcycling fashion to furniture — really?

18 September, 2017

Danish company Really has engineered a solution to upcycle end-of-life textile waste into a valuable material that is suitable for furniture and interior design.


Transforming communities and creating smart spaces with the IoT

15 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Telstra

Partnering with Telstra on a trial project, the City of Joondalup set specific goals aimed at transforming Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo, into a smart park by embracing the IoT.


A new way of treating waste

11 September, 2017 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Veolia's Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility officially opened on Friday, 8 September in Tarago, 240 km southwest of Sydney. The facility will receive household waste from a number of Sydney councils and is set to change the way we process our red-lidded bins' contents.


Electric residential waste collection truck launched in New Zealand

07 September, 2017

Christchurch is putting a 100% electric residential waste collection truck into service.


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