Recycling efforts have fallen short and recent bans on the import of plastic by China and India are pushing Australia and other first world nations to rethink new ways to deal with the crisis.
SKM Recycling has been ordered by the Victorian EPA to stop accepting waste at two of its sites – Coolaroo and Laverton, amid concerns that stockpiled plastic has become a fire hazard, according to The Age.
Netherlands-based blockchain start-up Circularise is changing the course of data sharing, certification access, as well as product and material oversight with its communication system, which companies can use for virtually endless range of product value chains.
Household food scraps could be transformed into environmentally-friendly plastic bags and cups, thanks to up to £60 million ($106 million) of new funding from the UK government.Read more
To date, the Tyre Stewardship R&D Fund has committed of over $3 million in support of project focused on new domestic uses for recycled end-of-life tyres. Now, Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) has moved to fund real-world demonstration of research validated projects that promise to consume substantial quantities of tyres.
The two Guinean nationals were killed in a single vehicle accident and no other vehicles or personnel were involved.NRW management and local authorities are investigating the incident and the company said it will provide support and counselling for the families and colleagues of the two victims. Read more
QUEENSLANDPORTSInstallation of fuel line to berths, Townsville (proposed)Principal: Port of TownsvilleScope: Install fuel system to bunker vessels including 1500m steel, pumps, support plinths and in-ground pipe, control and monitoring system, inlet and discharge connections, testing and commissioningStatus: Expressions of interest close November 19, 2008; Read more
A decision to concentrate on core lines and raise its profile in hard-rock mining is paying dividends for one of the country’s oldest castings companies.Keech Castings Australia is about to expand its operations to cope with the strong demand for its products. Read more
The behemoth is powered by a Komatsu SSDA18V170 engine rated at 2610 kilowatts. According to Komatsu Australia national product manager mining Kris Burford, the engine provides the lowest brake specific fuel consumption at rated wattage for this class. Read more
Vale is aiming to have an 800 tonne per hour coal handling and preparation plant at Ellensfield, which lies north of the company’s Broadlea mine. The Ellensfield feasibility study is the third contract awarded to Ausenco by Vale in Australia, following an operational support contract for Isaac Plains and the Carborough Downs engineering, procurement and construction management contract earlier in the year. Read more