Battery power is the answer: Mercedes

Battery power is the answer: Mercedes

The German automaker has made short-term plans to launch and support its F-Cell range of fuel cell vehicles, but in the long term, Mercedes says they are more uncertain, due to hydrogen fuel cell technology losing relevance, and batteries becoming much more capable. Like many of the other major car manufacturers, Mercedes had invested heavily …
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Engie announces large-scale renewable projects in Australia and beyond

Engie announces large-scale renewable projects in Australia and beyond

The announcement was made not long after Engie confirmed preparations to shut down their 1500MW Hazelwood brown coal generator in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, with more than 800 set to lose their jobs in March when it closes. Engie announced in November 2016 that it would shut down the Hazelwood coalmine and power plant in March …
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Q&A: Evolution and convergence of tech - changes to look out for in the ICT sector in 2017

Q&A: Evolution and convergence of tech – changes to look out for in the ICT sector in 2017

This is according to Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association’s (AMTA) manager of recycling Spyro Kalos, who spoke to Inside Waste News’ Jan Arreza about what he’s been working on, the current state of Australia e-waste sector, and his expectation for 2017 and beyond. Inside Waste: What are you currently working on? Kalos: With our product stewardship program MobileMuster, we teamed …
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Sustainable goods could represent $1T market opportunity

Sustainable goods could represent $1T market opportunity

The study suggests that brands that move to promote the sustainability credentials of their products more clearly can tap into the $1 trillion dollar market opportunity, which will be catalysed by a growth in awareness amongst consumers. The study, performed by Europanel and Flamingo, surveyed 20,000 adults and asked how sustainability concerns affected their shopping …
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Exclusive: LEGO builds its sustainability credentials

Exclusive: LEGO builds its sustainability credentials

The factory currently employs more than 1200 people and is expected to produce up to 80% of all LEGO products sold in the region. The LEGO Group told Inside Waste in building the plant, it remained focused on sustainability, installing features to improve energy efficiency, recycling, water reuse, to name a few.  And then of course, there …
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Q&A: APC's new strategic plan a "game changer"

Q&A: APC’s new strategic plan a “game changer”

The Strategic Plan identifies priorities that align with the aims and goals of the Covenant over a five-year period, and will commence on January 1 2017. Inside Waste News’ Jan Arreza caught up with Australian Packaging Covenant CEO Trish Hyde to talk about the significant update to the APC and what we can expect from this space moving …
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202020 Vision recognised for work in improving urban green space

202020 Vision recognised for work in improving urban green space

According to Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) CEO and 202020 Vision member Peter Vaughan, this collaboration goes beyond just one person or organisation – it’s the biggest urban greening collaboration in all of Australia and it’s great to see the hard work of so many people being recognised. “It is so important to have …
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A solar Christmas comes early for the Ronald McDonald House

A solar Christmas comes early for the Ronald McDonald House

The installation is a collaborative effort between Dynamic Solar, Trina Solar, Tigo Energy, and Solar Justice. According to partner at Dynamic Solar Leah Tinson, the installation of the solar system will allow Ronald McDonald House to redirect where they are spending their dollars into sometime more useful. “Ronald McDonald House services a huge percentage of …
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Peninsula sports reserve's solar-powered pressure sewer trial a success

Peninsula sports reserve’s solar-powered pressure sewer trial a success

The Peninsula ECO project involves the connection of more than 16,500 properties on the Mornington Peninsula to an intelligent pressure sewer network that is able to cope with the region’s peak season usage, while also tackling the issue of failing septic tanks that can cause pollution of ground water and waterways. With Morning Peninsula Shire …
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Growing a sustainable biogas sector in Australia

Growing a sustainable biogas sector in Australia

Last month, Australia hosted its first meeting of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Task 37: Energy from Biogas. The group seeks to promote the deployment of anaerobic digestion (AD) technology for renewable energy production and environmental protection, and the provision of expert scientific and technical support to policy makers in member countries. Globally, there is …
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