A drop in emissions, 80 per cent of waste diverted from landfill and the equivalent of 22 million meals donated to Australians in need are among the many ways Woolworths Group has shrunk its footprint over the past year.
Queensland has given a swathe of single-use plastics the flick, as its latest ban took effect on September 1. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the ban would help reduce single-use plastic pollution by 20 per cent over the next two years.
Every year Australia is generating more waste. The country’s need for waste solutions is urgent. Up for the challenge is recycling contractor Davis Earthmoving & Quarrying Pty Ltd, offering mobile waste processing for various waste streams. Davis specialises in mobile recycling across New South Wales. The company uses high-powered equipment including mobile horizontal grinders and shredders to efficiently recycle wood, timber and green waste for beneficial re-use as mulch, soil conditioners and compost in landscaping and gardens across the state.
Going from biomedical science to waste education was a no brainer for Andrew Snedden. The recently appointed community relationships manager for Clean-Up Australia went from the virology and immunology arena to educating students and communities on how to make their lives and environment cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. It was only a chance encounter with a television programme that made him realise he might follow his current career path in the industry. Read more
Owning flow meters is a challenge of its own for water authorities and companies that deal in water management and wastewater treatment. This is especially so as the volume increases and consequently pipe size gets larger to serve high water demand in plants or an area with high population density. The current go-to technology for measuring water flow is usually a full bore, inline, magnetic flow meter. However, due to the aforementioned challenges, the cost of ownership of such a flow meter can be unexpectedly expensive. Installing, calibrating, maintaining and replacing a new meter might mean shutting down the pipe, which may compromise water availability and attracts scrutiny.
Cleanaway has won four-year contracts with 21 of the 26 metropolitan councils in Melbourne that tendered their waste volumes.