Sustainability

Turning waste cardboard into fuel

23 February, 2007 | Supplied by: CSIRO - Manufacturing, Materials and Minerals

CSIRO has developed an innovative solution to two very different problems confronting two industries in the remote community of King Island in the Bass Strait


Generating power from methane emissions

29 January, 2007

A CSIRO technology called VAMCAT (Ventilation Air Methane Catalytic Turbine) is poised to take a sizeable bite out of methane emissions with a greenhouse effect equivalent to more than 237 million tonnes of carbon dioxide


Water-saving device

20 December, 2006 | Supplied by: Aqua-technique

A large quantity of water is wasted from hot water outlets while waiting for the hot water to arrive. Using the Aqua-technique water saver system, this water is re-circulated, saved and reused, so that it is not lost.


Eco Expo Asia - an international success

07 November, 2006

Companies from Hong Kong and all over the world exhibited at Eco Expo Asia, an environmental protection trade fair organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and Messe Frankfurt. The expo was held in October at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong.


Randwick Council crash tackles climate change

30 October, 2006

Randwick residents will be able to convert their home electricity supply, at no extra cost, to ‘green power’ accredited electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind turbines and low-impact hydro.


Energy-saving controller

20 October, 2006 | Supplied by: http://www.controlsupplies.com.au/

The Powerboss Integra Intelligent Motor Controller is designed to control electric motors and can achieve energy savings.


Finalists for National Sustainable Business Awards announced

04 October, 2006

This month, New Zealand’s top sustainable businesses will be gathering together in Auckland to celebrate their achievements, including energy efficiency programs, recycling, product innovation, involvement in the community and staff led initiatives.


Renewable energy applications welcome all hours

03 October, 2006

The Australian government has announced applicants for the $100 million Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI) will no longer have to wait for designated rounds of the program but may submit proposals throughout the year.


Environmentally sustainable house built

22 September, 2006

An environmentally sustainable home has recently been completed in Melbourne and has achieved a 6 Star energy rating from the Sustainable Energy Authority


500 Australian Standards to be cut

28 August, 2006

To maintain relevant Australian Standards, Standards Australia has embarked on a project to reassess about 2000 standards sectors that are more than 10 years old.


Smart businesses embrace sustainability

21 August, 2006

Evidence is clear that taking on sustainability is good for business, according to international expert Hunter Lovins, who recently toured New Zealand giving lectures


$2 billion pa - have you accessed your share?

21 August, 2006 by Brent Watts, Director, Inject Pty Ltd

The Australian government provides a range of grants to companies that are developing innovative technologies. The level of competition is high, but there are a few simple steps that you can take to improve your company's chances of funding success


More colour, less waste

21 August, 2006

Whether using hand spray guns or robots, long paint supply lines and atomisers must be thoroughly cleaned with solvent between each paint change. Both paint and solvent are wasted, increasing costs and causing negative impact on the environment


Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill submissions

11 August, 2006

The New Zealand Green’s Waste Minimisation (Solids) Bill is through to the Select Committee. The local government and Environment Select Committee have called for submissions on the bill with a closing date of 1 September.


Raising awareness of ISO environmental labelling to promote sustainable consumption

04 August, 2006

The ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Committee for consumer policy, COPOLCO, is recommending that ISO raise awareness of the benefits of its environmental labelling standards.


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