December 2019 - Clean Earth Technologies
e-waste recycling

Recycling: the latest fashion in consumer technology

Fashion, fad or function, consumer technology is constantly evolving with new and improved models of our favourite gadgets being released more and more regularly. The result? More than 50 million tonnes of electronic rubbish are generated every year, according to the Global E-waste Monitor. The rubbish weighs more than all the commercial airliners ever made,…
Blockchain accountability

All that glitters is not gold: accountability critical to ensuring “clean gold”

Customers might not be so eager to buy an expensive piece of gold jewellery if they knew what went on behind the scenes. With a myriad of ethical issues involved in mining, establishing a means to identify gold’s provenance as genuinely ethical and environmentally friendly is crucial – clean gold. While many companies are considering…
Clean Mining steps in as cyanide bans come into play

Clean Mining steps in as cyanide bans come into play

Traditionally used in the mining of precious metals like gold, cyanide is a highly toxic chemical which has found itself under the spotlight in recent years. Governments, public bodies and private sector organisations have become increasingly aware of the extreme threat the reagent poses to the environment, human health and essential resources like drinking water,…
Fertilliser nitrate pollution

Man-made nutrients enable crop growth, but may poison water supplies at the same time

Natural fertilisers (man-made), possessing vital sources of plant nutrients like nitrogen, have long been at work in regions where commercial agriculture thrives. However, the continued and excessive use of manure and synthetic fertiliser containing nitrates (a soluble form of nitrogen) may lead to surface run-off that has consequences on the environment and human health. Small…
Keystone Pipeline Oil Spill

The staying power of oil spills

The recent Keystone Pipeline spills in North Dakota, which leaked an estimated 383,040 gallons of oil, continues to surprise with the scope of its environmental impact. Initial reports, which had placed the affected area at 2,500 square yards, have turn out to be a severe underestimation, with recent reports from CNN indicating that the affected…
Illegal Mining in Costa Rica

Costa Rica beset by illegal, toxic mining practices

Costa Rica continues to suffer environmental damage at the hands of artisanal and small-scale gold miners who use cyanide and mercury in gold processing characterised as toxic mining. The Tico Times reported on a recent seizure of toxic chemicals which miners had been using to extract gold. Costa Rica’s Public Ministry Security seized 2,400 kilogrammes…
clean innovations

“Clean” innovations key to ushering Australian mining industry into next decade

Clean Mining, a part of the Clean Earth Technologies group, has its eyes set on becoming a pioneer in gold mining by introducing “clean” innovations to the industry. An autonomous, beyond line-of-sight drone flight 600m underground in a WA mine has been cited as a shining example of Australia’s resources ingenuity. Austrade deputy chief executive…