Sustainability

Saving water sweetens bottom line

03 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Busch Australia Pty Ltd

Snow Confectionery is implementing a world first in vacuum pump technology - designed to reduce water consumption by 50% and save seven million litres of water every year


More companies reporting on sustainability

30 March, 2006

More Australian companies are reporting annually on sustainability, the Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell said recently.


Climate change partnership proving fruitful

24 March, 2006

The Australia-China Climate Change Partnership is achieving practical outcomes, according to a report released by the Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Senator Ian Campbell recently.


Sneak peek at G3 guidelines

21 February, 2006

The G3 Guidelines are set to change the face of sustainability reporting. Now is the perfect time to take action and have a say in their development. The draft G3 Guidelines will be released for a 90-day public comment period between 2 January 2006 and 31 March 2006. Get involved and be prepared!


Seminar to highlight water-saving alternatives

07 February, 2006

Water recycling and sustainable housing will be hot topics at a Central Queensland University hosted water seminar to be held in Rockhampton, Central Queensland, on Friday February 17.


Injection of clean energy technologies

03 February, 2006

The Australian Wind Energy Association (Auswind) has welcomed an announcement from the Howard government declaring that the debate over climate change is over.


New look McDonald's uses less water

03 February, 2006

Arterra, the landscape company responsible for creating a new exterior for a McDonald's Restaurant, has installed water saving features in almost every part of the landscape


New environmental grants book for 2006 released

25 January, 2006

Environmental consultancy, Molino Stewart, has put together a resource for the community and industry that will help get more environmental projects off the ground.


Energy and water saving in NSW

19 December, 2005

One of the NSW government's water and energy savings initiatives is for certain categories of high water and energy users (as well as state agencies and local councils) to be required to prepare Savings Action Plans setting out measures to save water and energy. This approach is designed to improve water and energy efficiency in New South Wales and encourage cost-effective investments.


American Honda generating its own electricity

03 December, 2005

Establishing a reputation for environmentally-conscious products, American Honda is dedicated to environmental responsibility. Recently, it established the ability to generate its own electricity using natural gas


Blower energy recovery heat exchanger

28 November, 2005 | Supplied by: http://www.pumpsystems.co.nz/

Lackeby Products has developed a water/air heat exchanger to extend the life of membranes used in aeration tanks at sites such as wastewater treatment plants. The unit recovers or regains energy heat from the blower-produced air stream which then can be used for the heating for ventilation systems or tap water.


Social responsibility investment index launches

12 November, 2005

Research and ratings agency, ReputTex has launched its Social Responsibility Investment (SRI) Index.


Food from winery waste

03 November, 2005

The Australian wine industry is set to benefit significantly from a novel technology being developed at the University of South Australia that enables winery wastewater to be turned into a valuable protein-rich feed source for farm animals


Victorian Government announces Enviro 06 partnership

12 September, 2005

The Victorian government has announced its partnership in the Enviro 06 Convention & Exhibition, which will be held in Melbourne from 7-10 May next year.


Waste neutral project in Cornwall

03 August, 2005

The huge domes housing different climatic environments are an instantly recognisable feature of the Eden Project in Cornwall. But perhaps less well known is the research into sustainable development that is a cornerstone of the Eden Project


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