A product stewardship program in Australia has prevented hundreds of tonnes of polyvinyl chloride plastics from going to landfill. Sophi Macmillan, of the Vinyl Council of Australia, explains how it gained traction.
As Australia’s largest and only mercury recycler, CMA Ecocycle works with clients to reduce hazardous lighting waste going to landfill.
Toxfree is the only company in Australia operating internationally recognised technology to safely handle next generation e-waste containing mercury, the company says. The waste service provider explains the key to its success.
Applying a few simple strategies can allow recyclers to significantly reduce their waste on site, says Paul Smith, Product Development Manager for KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.
A partnership between international recycling company Galloo and equipment manufacturer STEINERT has led to a more effective way of separating non-ferrous metals for reuse.
Environmental regulations mean that many of Australia’s old-style tips are not up to scratch. Shekar Atla, of the Baw Baw Shire Council, explains the lessons he learnt from rehabilitating the council’s landfill.
The Hazelmere Resource Recovery Park has planned to save the waste industry thousands of dollars through its recycling operations – with a strategy to take it to the next level.
Living in a regional area poses challenges when managing waste, but with those challenges also come opportunity, according to JustWaste consultant Isabel Axio.
As residual waste growth continues to outstrip available landfill capacity, alternative waste management solutions such as waste from energy are becoming increasingly attractive for both governments and industry.
Landair Surveys (Wantirna, VIC) is about to introduce a new generation of aerial surveying solutions for their clients.
The company reports its newly-purchased Leica RCD30 airborne camera has improved turnaround time by up to 67 per cent.
Designed for photogrammetric and remote sensing applications, Landair says the brand new Leica equipment will be fitted to Landair’s aircraft.
Erik Birzulis, managing director of Landair Surveys, says that after rigorous testing and commissioning of the unit, the company will offer new benefits through the product.
These include a faster turnaround time – full integration with software workflow resulting in urgent products being completed on the same or next day, reduced impact for the client’s operation team and reduced risk associated with site access issues. An improved camera sensor means surveying can be done in less favourable lighting conditions, while a shorter processing time is achieved by integrating cloud-based IT solutions.
“For example, instead of shipping a hard drive to the head office by overnight courier, the data will be uploaded to Landair’s servers within minutes,” Eric says.
“Additional surveying services will be offered, for example, 3D point clouds for easier visualisation, or thanks to the new NIR (near-infrared) feature, vegetation health analysis.”