Sustainability

Sustainable LEGO elements made from plant-based plastic

07 September, 2018

The LEGO Group has launched a new range of botanical elements — such as leaves, bushes and trees — made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane.


NCH Australia supporting farmers with Buy a Bale

07 September, 2018 | Supplied by: NCH Australia

NCH Australia has committed to donating 1% of its sales revenue to Buy a Bale — a charity that is providing aid to farming and rural communities in the form of bales of hay.


Unlocking the potential of digitalisation

06 September, 2018 by Carolyn Jackson

The Siemens Digitalize 2018 event in August featured many industry examples that demonstrate what could be achieved by unlocking the potential of digitalisation.


Origin to develop Victoria's largest virtual power plant

05 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Origin Energy

The $20 million Origin Energy Virtual Power Plant is expected to distribute power from up to 650 customers with solar PV and batteries during peak periods.


Five Australian cities vie for smart cities leadership award

05 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Smart Cities Council ANZ

Brisbane, Adelaide, Ipswich, the Sunshine Coast and Canterbury-Bankstown have been shortlisted for the top prize at the inaugural Australian Smart Cities Awards.


Sustainable packaging celebrated at 2018 APCO Awards

03 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation

Some of Australia's most recognisable brands were recognised at the APCO Awards for their ongoing commitment to sustainable packaging.


Plantic Technologies awarded for sustainable meat packaging

28 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Coles Group & Myer Corporate Services

Packaging manufacturer Plantic Technologies has triumphed at the Coles Supplier Awards by taking home the trophy for Sustainable and Ethical Excellence.


Companies appear selective in their sustainability reporting

27 August, 2018 | Supplied by: The University of Auckland

Companies may be cherrypicking sustainability measures that make them look good, while variation in what's reported makes comparisons across firms impossible.


Smart cities maturity still key to unlocking advancement

27 August, 2018

Spending on smart city technology is expected to reach US$135 billion by 2021, says analyst IDC. But if you think smart cities are all about tech, think again.


South Australian graphite deployed in full-cell Li-ion batteries

24 August, 2018

Archer Exploration has collaborated with UNSW on the development of full-cell lithium-ion batteries, made with graphite mined from Campoona, South Australia.


ABB and Xylem make Fortune magazine's Change the World list

23 August, 2018

ABB and Xylem made the top 10 companies on Fortune magazine's 2018 Change the World list due to their positive impact on the environment.


IoT experts set to assemble in Sydney

23 August, 2018

Australian and international Internet of Things (IoT) experts will gather at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) next month at IoT Impact 2018.


Smart Cities Week is just two months away

22 August, 2018 by Lauren Davis

Smart Cities Week will be held at the Hilton Sydney from 29–31 October 2018, where it will seek to showcase the world's most dynamic smart cities market.


International energy management standard updated

22 August, 2018

ISO 50001, the flagship international standard for improving energy performance, has been updated for the first time since its launch in 2011.


Energy-efficient supercomputer on the way for NREL

20 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE is building a new supercomputer for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, said to be more energy efficient and more powerful than the current system.


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