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Circularity — a crucial part of product development

Sustainability Matters

April 6, 2021

Product life cycles traditionally follow a linear economy, where materials are transformed into products that are then used and thrown away in a ‘take-make-waste’ approach. This is unsustainable. The primary principle of a circular economy is keeping assets in use to create a responsible way of using resources at the same time as reducing waste. Circularity is crucial in closing the loop of

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Energy, Waste Management & Recycling, Water Quality & Water Pollution


Optimise and automate your water network — anywhere, anytime

Sustainability Matters

March 31, 2021

Today we are mainly able to operate assets remotely, which is a boon to productivity, accuracy and efficiency. However, many areas are still unable to retrieve valuable data from their remote assets. This may include the monitoring of flow volume, water quality, level and pressure, amongst others. Planning and implementing large-scale remote monitoring solutions isn’t simple, and there are many

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Water Quality & Water Pollution



Green port plans for WA coast

Sustainability Matters

March 8, 2021

Plans to build Australia’s first ‘green’ port near Exmouth on Western Australia’s north-west coast are underway, with Gascoyne Gateway progressing with the company’s next round of community reference groups. The proposed Gascoyne Gateway marine facility — expected to set a new benchmark in marine environmental management — is a single-jetty deep-water

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Water Quality & Water Pollution


Anammox bugs tackle sewage at Qld plant

Sustainability Matters

March 7, 2021

Reported to be the first of its kind in the Asia–Pacific region, the treatment facility at Queensland’s Urban Utilities’ Luggage Point Resource Recovery Centre uses Anita Mox technology to naturally remove ammonium and nitrogen from sewage via anammox, or anaerobic ammonium oxidation. Organic nutrients like ammonium and nitrogen must be removed from sewage to protect the quality of

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Waste Management & Recycling, Water Quality & Water Pollution


National Plastics Plan tackles problematic plastic

Sustainability Matters

March 4, 2021

The Australian Government has released its National Plastics Plan 2021, proposing a wide range of APCO-led initiatives to fight plastic waste by reducing plastic packaging, and improving recycling and recycled content uptake in the Australian marketplace. The multi-pronged approach includes plastic-free beaches, new labelling guidelines, eliminating expanded polystyrene consumer packaging fill and

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Investment, Waste Management & Recycling, Water Quality & Water Pollution




Aquaculture becomes a net-positive

GreenBiz Group

February 22, 2021

This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021. You can download the entire report here. The practice of farming finfish, shellfish and aquatic plants — by land and by sea — dates back 3,000 years as first the Chinese and then the Romans sought ways to supplement their food supplies with species such as carp and oysters. In more modern times, support for aquaculture has

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Agriculture & Food, Oceans, Fisheries & Aquaculture, Water Quality & Water Pollution


Fine screening tech a vital part of wastewater showcase

Sustainability Matters

February 2, 2021

A prize-winning wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) project in Logan, Queensland, has transformed the surrounding area into an environmental wetland wildlife sanctuary and community recreational asset. The $116.7 million Cedar Grove Environmental Centre project features what is reported to be the state’s first WWTP to benefit the environment through membrane bioreactor technology and

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Ecosystems, Wildlife & Biodiversity, Water Quality & Water Pollution