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Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Could recycled plastic be a viable alternative for timber railway sleepers?

Recycled plastic railway sleepers made in northwest Victoria could be the next weapon in the war against waste, as testing is currently underway to verify whether using converted polystyrene and agricultural plastic waste can be used as an alternative material for sleepers on heritage railways. Tourist and heritage railway groups who are currently using second …

Case study: demolition contractor only has eyes for Komatsu

Case study: demolition contractor only has eyes for Komatsu

Family-owned Victorian commercial demolition specialist Bernie Leen Demolition & Contracting has been buying Komatsu excavators for over 25 years and says the machines are “the best going around”. The company bought its first Komatsu excavator, the original PC200-3 in 1992 and the machine is still working today. Then, in 2016, it took delivery of two …

A fine solution

A fine solution

One construction and demolition recycling company is increasing its tonnages and with its eye fixed firmly on the future, it has embarked on a million-dollar project to upgrade its crushing plant in Belrose, NSW. Benedict Industries, which processes C&D waste, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and five decades on, the company is going from strength …

(Not) a rubbish solution

(Not) a rubbish solution

CORRECTION: In February, when Inside Construction published this story, we quoted Konecranes’ director of industrial cranes for the Pacific region, Peter Monagahan as saying the crane is capable of anywhere between manual to fully un-manual automation. This should in fact be, manual to fully un-manned automation. Amidst the discussions about the end of the mining …

Recycled materials from aquaculture can be used in place of concrete and asphalt

Recycled materials from aquaculture can be used in place of concrete and asphalt

A Tasmanian-based recycling firm has set its sights on end-of-life fishing lines and nets – difficult to recycle materials given the number of polymers they’re made of – and will soon install “very expensive” technology to divert these problem wastes from landfill. Environex specialise in the collection of waste from the aquaculture industry and the …

     

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