Recycler tackles aquaculture's waste

Recycler tackles aquaculture’s waste

Envorinex collects waste materials from the aquaculture industry such as salmon pens, black poly pipes used for irrigation, and feedlines, citing Tassal and Petuna Seafoods Tasmania as their main sources of feedstock. “We collect them and bring them to our plant where we shred these materials and melt them down through an extrusion process and …
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Exploring the gold mine that is the Northern Territory

Exploring the gold mine that is the Northern Territory

And now, it appears that the government is taking steps to ensure that it works closely with industry to address the issues in the territory. It has, for one, underwritten the broad costs of Waste, Recycling Industry Association NT’s (WRINT) Northern Territory Waste Management and Resource Recovery Conference that will be held in March and …
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Waste Opportunist: The coffee catch (c)up

Waste Opportunist: The coffee catch (c)up

In response, the UK has seen an industry-led ‘Paper Cup Manifesto’, promising to deliver single-use cups that take into account end-of-life recycling options, creation of specific collection schemes, and more discussion on how to prevent these cups ending up as litter. Whilst this is admirable, in my experience most industry-led initiatives usually only arise out …
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50 going on 100

50 going on 100

In 1966, when scrap dealer Max Sell told Ross Parker, a young electrician working in a steel foundry, that he wanted to hang up his boots and head into retirement, Parker had a plan. First, he decided to buy Sell’s trucks for £2000 – equivalent to some AU$50,000 today – but proposed that Sell stick …
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Talking shop with Stan Krpan

Talking shop with Stan Krpan

Krpan has spent five years at the helm of SV and is now ready to charge forward in his new term as CEO. Inside Waste spoke to Krpan to find out what’s in store for SV and the sector as a whole. IW:  2015-16 was a big year with the release of a number of documents, policies, …
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Tracking EMRC's WtE journey

Tracking EMRC’s WtE journey

However, EMRC’s director of waste services Stephen Fitzpatrick hopes that the lessons learnt in the process might help others who have the same aspirations to enter the wood waste to energy space. Fitzpatrick fronted a crowd of delegates in Sydney at the WMAA Energy from Waste national conference in October 2016, speaking about the technological …
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Ageing kerbside collections

Ageing kerbside collections

The stats The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) surveys information from people with disability, carers and older people to determine not only how ageing impacts a person’s life, but how the combination of age and other factors affect the quality of life a person experiences (see the Survey of Disability, Ageing and Carers [SDAC]). Within …
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Closing the wheelie bin loop

Closing the wheelie bin loop

Astron Plastics Group has been recycling plastic for more than 30 years, with facilities in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney. While it also recycles damaged wheelie bins, this has so far been done on an ad hoc basis and the service has not been widely promoted to the industry. Astron now wants to change that, largely …
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Dealing with post collection contamination

Dealing with post collection contamination

Jeffries receives more than 150,000 tonnes of organics annually and processes the material into quality compost, soil, and mulch that are then supplied to resellers across metropolitan Adelaide and horticultural customers throughout South Australia. Managing director Martin Jeffries, who spoke at the Waste Management Association of Australia’s (WMAA) Waste South Australia 2016 conference at the …
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Suez wins $40M contract in novel procurement process

Suez wins $40M contract in novel procurement process

Council told Inside Waste the contract will ensure national best practices are implemented at the Hogan’s Pocket landfill and Paget Transfer Station, including the bulk waste haulage between the two locations. Key aspects of the new contract arrangements include: A new “next generation” industry-leading high productivity haulage fleet aimed at maximising legal payloads and equipped with intelligent …
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