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Councils may be overestimating the impact of the carbon price on landfill.

Minister: Councils overestimating carbon price on landfill

Representatives from 40 councils around Australia last week attended a forum with the Federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Clean Energy Regulator to make sure they had the right information about the carbon price. Read more »
Before - the disused quarry that is to be a five star hotel complex.

‘Groundscraper’ closer to reality

A five-star luxury hotel complex will be built in a disused 100m deep quarry pit at the foot of the Tianmashan mountain, 45 kilometres southwest of Shanghai, China. Preparations for the new development commenced in March. Read more »
Aaron Bonanno. Photo: Sydney Morning Herald.

Take me to the moon

Basalt from a Kulnura quarry on New South Wales’ central coast is taking a young Australian university student to California to present his research at the American Society for Civil Engineers at the Earth and Space 2012 conference. Read more »
Axion has developed a 7m x 4m thermoplastic bridge in Maine, US.

Is recycled plastic a bridge too far?

Axion International, an eco-business operating in New Jersey, has developed a product that could provide a raw material alternative for concrete that reduces carbon emissions and addresses America’s abundance of used plastic bottles in landfill. Read more »
Conundrum Holding’s Stawell Quarry has been a beneficiary of wholesale pool purchasing.

Reducing electricity costs in quarries

Electricity is becoming a major operating cost in most businesses today but several quarries are taking advantage of a new way to purchase electricity and reduce their energy usage. Read more »

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