Organics Recycling – What Works and What Doesn’t?

A break down of organics recycling By Darren North Recycling organics through either composting or other controlled alternatives also reduces greenhouse gas production when compared to methane gas outputs from landfill. Organics recycling is a far better option for the environment and its levels of greenhouse gases. The process of recycling organic materials into a usable product such as compost has been undertaken since organic material first appeared on earth. The production of compost is well established and is a sustainable way of ensuring nutrients are returned to the soil. As long as the raw material is free from contamination… Read More

Unenthusiastic About Plastic?

Plastic is one of the most significant and beneficial inventions of the modern world and has transformed modern society in such a way that its beneficial uses and positive impacts are too numerous to list. Plastic has, to some extent, become a victim of its own success. Relatively speaking, plastic is both cheap and easy to manufacture, and it is this positive trait which has led to its poor image. When compared to plastic, products made from other materials, such as metals or glass, are costly to make or dispose of, and retain an inherent value at the end of… Read More

Circular Economy: Myth or Possibility?

Is the circular economy just a myth or possibility, or is it a critical necessity to stop or reduce the impacts and outcomes from an endless cycle of produce and dispose? The principles of the circular economy and sustainability are required to be adopted at some point, now or into the future, to prevent a global shortage of new resources or options for disposal. But without the principles being implemented and supported by Government and the Community, the circular economy will struggle to gain ground against the overwhelming increases in waste generation. The circular economy relies on an informed understanding… Read More

Trends in Waste Disposal and a Growing Population: What Does it Mean?

The volumes of waste per person have increased as the levels of consumerism and disposal habits associated with the development of a single use (throw away) goods and society have become prevalent, especially in developed nations. This increase of waste per person has been compounded into a global problem by population increases and the rapid onset of significant development within previously less developed countries such as China and India. Without adopting the circular economy, applying the principles of sustainability and fully considering the complete lifecycle of a product, the issue and volumes of waste will continue to rise exponentially until… Read More

Shire of Roebourne, WA

Requirement Weighbridge transaction and reporting system Product MandalayCS software Enterprise system adaptor Background The Shire of Roebourne is located in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia. The region employs approximately 23,000 people, many of whom work on a fly-in-fly out basis. Significant planning is now underway to ensure that the Shire can provide adequate community and infrastructure facilities to keep up with its growth. One such priority is imporved waste management systems to support the region’s geographical isolation and the Shire’s operational requirements, including improving aesthetics and reducing its environment impact. The challenge To cater for future demand, the… Read More

Whitsunday Regional Council, Queensland

Regional information The Whitsunday region is an ecological wilderness destination and a, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and 74 Whitsunday Islands. Home to some 35,500 permanent residents, the Whitsundays also has a blossoming tourist population throughout the year. Waste Profile 19 sites: 3 central transfer stations, 12 satellite stations, 3 landfill sites and a quarry. Cloud migration, V3.4 upgrade and data streamlining In March 2017, the Whitsunday Regional Council upgraded hardware and software at four key sites (Kelsey Creek, the Bowen Landfill and, Cannonvale and Collinsville Transfer Stations), installed a new system at the quarry site and, transitioned to… Read More