Industry News

New technology is offering mobile metals separation for both ferrous and non-ferrous streams

Jul 27, 2016

Skala offers mobile metals separation Manufactured by UK recycling specialist BlueMAC, and distributed in Australia by Skala, the All Metal Separator (AMS) has recently become available locally. Director of Skala Australia, Simon Toal, said the technology will help deliver a new level of sophistication into recycling markets. Toal described how the tracked AMS offers flexibility – […]

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How mobile picking stations ensure best practice safety at any site

Jul 25, 2016

Protecting workers is an essential part of waste management – mobile picking stations are able to ensure best practice safety at any site. While picking stations have long been a part of MRFs, small facilities and pop-up recycling sites have suffered from a lack of proper picking stations. Now, new capital equipment supplier Focus Enviro have begun […]

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Planning for the future of recovery in Victoria

Jul 20, 2016

Efforts by the Victorian State Government have finally put waste management on the planning radar. While water, road and railways have long been subject to Statewide plans, for too many decades resource recovery facilities weren’t part of this important process. Last year Victoria led the nation by releasing its 30 year state infrastructure plan for […]

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[EXHIBITOR FEATURE] Eriez® Metal Loss Monitor’s (MLM) potential to improve profits and predict inefficiencies

Jul 15, 2016

The recycling industry is perpetually looking for innovative new products able to mine the ferrous and nonferrous metal found in the automotive shredder residue (ASR) streams. Despite improvement in recovery technology, scrap yard operators still know intuitively that they continue to miss metal as they watch potential profits go to the landfill. Now intuition can […]

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Flexible solutions for organics recovery

Jul 1, 2016

As organics recovery becomes the norm, biodegradable plastics will have a key role to play in facilitating source separation. With putrescible landfills becoming less acceptable, biodegradable plastics have a key role to play in ensuring organics are recycled. The global leader in the production of biodegradable plastics is BASF, who supply both the Ecoflex and […]

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[EXHIBITOR FEATURE] Corporate recycling can be a beautiful thing

Jul 1, 2016

AWRE Exhibitor, Method wins bronze award at the NZ Best Design Awards for their office recycling bins and packaging.  Method, a New Zealand company specialising in office recycling, have been favourably compared to Dyson by leading New Zealand architects. Co-founder India Korner explains “Companies today spend a huge amount of time and money to create offices […]

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Product Stewardship – An Insider’s Guide

Jun 27, 2016

We look at priority products and ask – is Product Stewardship progressing in Australia? 1. WINNER – Packaging Packaging stewardship has recently taken a major leap forward via the announcement of 10 cents container deposit schemes in both NSW and Queensland. With South Australia having a scheme since the 1970s, once both the NSW and […]

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Recycling e-waste in the transport sector

Jun 27, 2016

Insights into MobileMuster’s recycling program with WA’s ‘Top Workplace Recycler,’ Transperth.  With the increase in mobile phone usage, the number of lost phones has grown rapidly within the transport sector contributing to Australia’s e-waste issue, which is growing three times faster than any other waste issue nation-wide. Due to the possible sensitive nature of personal […]

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Adapting to change in the Australian metals recycling sector

Jun 27, 2016

Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Never has the paradigm been more true than in metals recycling today, as massive structural change sweeps the Australian sector. At the centre of this change […]

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The debate on plastic

Jun 27, 2016

The design phase needs to change for plastic bags to have a future says GRANT MUSGROVE. The debate on plastic bags in Australia is rather unsophisticated and the problem is complex. At the outset, I should say there’s no simple answer, but the issue with plastic bags really arises at the design phase – they’re […]

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