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Adelaide’s world-class resource recovery and waste recycling operation, the Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre, has launched a website at www.wingfieldrecycling.com.au.

The Joomla-based website is designed to profile the activities and achievements of the collaborative cluster of commercial businesses on a site managed by the Adelaide City Council.

The Wingfield recycling precinct provides a "one stop shop" for waste receipt, processing and recycling by accommodating complementary resource recovery activities. This innovative centre recovers about 87 per cent of the nearly one million tonnes of waste materials delivered to the precinct each year.

When the Wingfield dump closed on December 31, 2004, it was widely recognised as an Adelaide landmark. In its final year, it received more than one million tonnes of waste materials which were used in landfill.

Since then, the former Wingfield dump property has been reinvented as the Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre, an internationally recognised waste recovery and recycling facility that has harnessed commercial motivations to deliver significant environmental benefits. Managed by the Adelaide City Council, the 94-hectare precinct has four primary tenants – Amcor; Adelaide Resource Recovery (ARR); Jeffries Group and Transpacific Industries (TPI) – which are each involved in providing state-of-the-art waste recovery and recycling services.

More details about the Wingfield Waste & Recycling Centre can be found at www.wingfieldrecycling.com.au.

Media doyen Diane Beer has again topped the Impress Media footy tipping competition by leading the field by nearly two clear rounds.

Diane’s 15-point lead was ahead of Michael O’Loughlin, director of website-hosting specialist Alltraders, who was two points ahead of ABC Radio producer Robbie Brechin.

Impress Media managing director John Harris collected the wooden spoon – an achievement that reflected the pathetic performance of his no-longer-beloved footy team Port Adelaide.

Diane Beer has form in the footy tipping area: This is the second year in a row that she has collected the top spot on the Impress tipping pools.

Allan Aitchison on the i-Commute busAustralia’s first Internet-enabled bus hits the roads for a six-month pilot program in Adelaide today, providing an advanced transSpot™ Real-time Passenger Information System and real-time security. It also offers free Web access and free gaming programs to passengers.

Dubbed i-Commute, the system has been developed and funded by a coalition of technology companies including MIMP Connecting Solutions, transSpot™, Cisco, Adam Internet, Podmo Mobile and Webshield Content Filtering. Also, the University of South Australia's Institute for Telecommunications Research assisted in testing the system.

Wireless network specialist MIMP has won another National Electrical & Communications Association (NECA) award in SA for a wide area network it developed for use in the forests of South Australia.

MIMP’s network for the SA Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry collected the NECA award for a voice and data project that cost less than $500,000.

The licensed and unlicensed microwave wide area network, which has a 60-megabit full-duplex capacity, provides a platform to distribute forestry applications through the Greater Mount Lofty and the South East areas of the state.

This is the seventh NECA award won by MIMP. www.mimp.com