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Amped up and ready for action

Amped up and ready for action

On the contrary, the manufacturer, which has been studying electric mobility since the 80s, introduced its first all-electric truck this year, the 16t FL Electric, followed by a second, the 27t FE Electric, which was unveiled at IFAT in May.

The FE Electric is designed for heavier city distribution and refuse transport operations, and the first model was developed together with refuse collection body builder, Faun. The move completes Volvo Group’s competence in the area of electric drivelines. It also follows on from its proven success with Volvo electric buses launched in 2010. Read more

Caveat emptor: Gumtree report highlights questionable economics of post-consumer goods

Caveat emptor: Gumtree report highlights questionable economics of post-consumer goods

The report, based on polling commissioned from YouGov Galaxy, indicates a 22% decline in the value of unwanted consumer goods in Australia. Gumtree reported 89% of Australians had an average of 25 items worth a total $4200, giving the second-hand economy a value of $34 billion.

That’s a hefty drop from the 2017 edition of the report, which estimated average values of $5400 and a second-hand economy worth $43.5 billion. Read more

Inside Waste (Aug/Sep): Stability and continued growth

Inside Waste (Aug/Sep): Stability and continued growth

Under Dean’s 27-year leadership, Veolia has grown from strength to strength with numerous joint ventures and acquisitions under its belt, including Ellwaste Waste & Recycling and ACTQ Septic Services last year. Today, Veolia ANZ employs more than 4000 people across 200 locations and has built its capability across the water, waste, and energy sectors. Read more

Coles & Plantic join Australia's war on plastic with renewable meat packaging

Coles & Plantic join Australia’s war on plastic with renewable meat packaging

Plantic Technologies is a world-leading innovator in bio-plastics, with a track-record of science and industry awards, and international network of corporate customers and distributors, and a growing list of premium quality multinational customers.

With the purchase of an expected 121 million recyclable meat and poultry trays in 2018 from the Australian manufacturer Plantic, Coles aims to use the equivalent of 150 million recycled water bottles to help with the country’s plastic waste problem.  Read more

Sodexo & Yume partner to divert tonnes of food waste from landfills

Sodexo & Yume partner to divert tonnes of food waste from landfills

Sodexo in Australia delivers a unique array of over 100 integrated services lines including catering, facilities management, concierge services, security, asset maintenance and hospitality services both on and off shore in the following segments – corporate, healthcare & seniors, education, justice, and energy & resources. Read more