Energy storage company 1414 Degrees has switched on its gas thermal energy storage system (TESS) at the Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant in Adelaide, which will use biogas from human waste to store and deliver cheap, renewable energy.
Residents in townships across the Campaspe Shire are being asked to select their kitchen food scrap caddy, to help move their food waste from the kitchen to their kerbside green bin service.
A generated biogas, used directly in a food plant’s existing boiler, is helping to reduce carbon footprint, lower energy costs and provide cleaner wastewater effluent.
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.
Melbourne Business School (MBS) has implemented a well-considered strategy to address issues of sustainability within its activities and has turned towards the BioPak Compost Service in a bid to reduce their waste on campus and diverting between 2,000 and 3,000kg of compostable waste, which previously went to landfill each month.
Tyre recycler Green Distillation Technologies (GDT), which has developed world-first technology that transforms old tyres into oil, carbon and steel, has received approval for its proposed Toowoomba plant from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.
BINGO Industries has unveiled its upgraded resource recovery centre in West Melbourne, which is set to become an important asset within Victoria’s network of recycling infrastructure. With the new facility, BINGO is targeting a resource recovery rate of over 75 per cent.
Fuji Xerox Australia is backing its pledge to send nothing to landfill by opening an eco-manufacturing centre in Rosehill, Sydney where parts are recycled or re-manufactured, while still keeping technology costs down and minimising environmental impacts.
Fertiliser manufacturer Yara Australia has partnered with the Farm Waste Recovery program in a bid to sustainably manage their disposable packaging waste.
Return and Earn Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) operator TOMRA recently launched a new world-class beverage recycling centre in Granville, which is the first of its kind in NSW.