TIC Mattress Recycling putting waste to bed

TIC Mattress Recycling putting waste to bed

With those volumes, you’d expect serious efforts towards tackling the problem. But recycling mattress is no easy matter. It’s traditionally been done manually, a procedure that’s labour-intensive and can expose workers to toxic dust and cutting hazards. So it’s no surprise that their plant featuring state-of-the-art, automated processing machinery has garnered TIC Mattress Recycling a …
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Inside Waste (Oct): Taking down the barriers

Inside Waste (Oct): Taking down the barriers

The scheme has undergone a few changes, from new co-regulatory arrangements coming on board as others left, to target changes in 2014 to solve some of the early teething problems, to implementation of the Australian Standard 5377. However, over the last two years, the scheme has not met its targets and as the federal Department …
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MWRRG shares flexible plastic kerbside collection learnings

MWRRG shares flexible plastic kerbside collection learnings

The ‘Introduction of flexible plastics packaging into kerbside recycling services’ project was aimed at recovering flexible plastic packaging through existing kerbside collections from four partner councils: Cardinia, Hobsons Bay and Nillumbik, launched in November 2016, and Boroondara launched in February 2017 (after council elections). The area’s 170,000 households were sent information packs which among other …
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Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utility

Paradigm shift makes waste managers out of water utility

The facility was strategically constructed next to their Aurora sewage treatment and recycled water treatment plants, as well as local food manufacturers and a wholesale market. It is designed to divert 33,000 tonnes of waste per year from landfill as well as power both Aurora treatments plants. Any surplus energy will be contributed to the …
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Tracking NSW's infrastructure needs

Tracking NSW’s infrastructure needs

Between 2002- 03 and 2010-11, the volume of waste that was recycled rose from 5.3 million tonnes to 10.8 million tonnes. Significant investment in new recycling infrastructure has played a big part in this jump and over the years, independent infrastructure needs analyses commissioned by the NSW EPA has helped inform the development of Waste …
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Perth WtE facility one step closer

Perth WtE facility one step closer

The proposed project at the East Rockingham site will use HZI’s proprietary moving grate combustion technology which has been installed in more than 500 projects worldwide. New Energy business development manager, Miles Mason, told Inside Waste the joint venture with HZI, formed in October last year, was a logical step after its own gasification technology didn’t meet …
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Steward of change: stewardship for safety and environment

Steward of change: stewardship for safety and environment

Consumer appetite for stewardship schemes that meet a clear need and are also equitable in their coverage nationwide, is strong and ever-increasing, but not always uncomplicated and adequately funded. Some are mature and meet community expectations, while others are nascent and in development. Recent history has also shown us that not all product stewardship schemes …
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Closed Loop close in on Vic award nominations

Closed Loop close in on Vic award nominations

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne has been nominated for the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the large business category for becoming the first five-star hotel in the state to install a Closed Loop CLO300 system to remove food waste from the general waste stream. Closed Loop’s sister company, The Farmer’s Place (a small working farm, cafe …
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Unique splicing solutions offer greater availability

Unique splicing solutions offer greater availability

Minet Lacing Technology (MLT) has in the past, predominantly serviced the mining sector but it sees “great potential” in the waste and resource recovery space and wants to offer operators greater availability when it comes to the repair of their conveyor belts. At present, MLT Asia Pacific boasts a number of major end users, from …
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Back to basics until "Fourth Industrial Revolution"

Back to basics until “Fourth Industrial Revolution”

Accepting their award at a small gathering in the Sydney APCO office, HP sustainability manager Lynn Loh attributed hard work and going back to basics to their win. “There are always marketing spins around sustainability that you can adopt, but really going back to the basics is just a lot of hard work. We go …
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