Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Veolia assists Sydney Markets with becoming greener

Sydney Markets generates 12,000 tonnes of waste a year, and the increasing cost of waste disposal was a primary motivator in encouraging the markets to look at doing things differently. Over the past decade, both organisations have been working together to find solutions to everything from the market’s general waste and recycling services, trucks and …
OPPO stresses importance of product stewardship

OPPO stresses importance of product stewardship

Smartphone manufacturer OPPO has become the latest organisation to implement a better approach to managing the impacts of their various products and materials by joining up with the mobile telecommunications industry’s official recycling program MobileMuster, which provides a free take-back program for old mobiles and accessories to keep them out of landfill. According to OPPO …
Taking the lead to close the e-waste loop

Taking the lead to close the e-waste loop

But treating e-waste should not simply be viewed as only an end-of-pipe problem. There needs to be a shift in thinking towards treating electronic equipment as a product stewardship and circular economy opportunity. The time to act is now, says Telstra, particularly as the rapid evolution of technology continues to drive significant growth in e-waste …
Renault launches new carbon emissions offset program

Renault launches new carbon emissions offset program

Renault’s Go Green to Grow Green initiative aims to offset the expected carbon emissions of all Bamboo Green Trafics during the first seven years of their working lives. Renault Australia’s managing director Justin Hocevar is confident that this initiative will make Bamboo Green Renault Trafic vans synonymous with reduced carbon footprints, and he encourages customers …
US P2P energy sharing company sets up shop in Australia

US P2P energy sharing company sets up shop in Australia

LO3 Energy set up their office in Byron Bay as part of plans for a global rollout of demonstration microgrid sites based on the company’s proven P2P trading platform, which will be headed up by former Australian environmental finance professional Belinda Kinkead. According to Kinkead, while the LO3 is certainly not the only company looking …
Australia Post set to trial EVs for delivery fleet network

Australia Post set to trial EVs for delivery fleet network

Plans for the EV trial follow the Australia Post’s $41 million before-tax profit this year, which was driven largely by strong growth in the parcels business and reduced losses in letters. According to Australia Post head of network optimisation, letters & mail network Mitch Buxton, they decided to investigate the use of EVs due to …
Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes campaign gains international recognition

Keep Wipes Out of the Pipes campaign gains international recognition

Senior media and PR advisor at Sydney Water, Peter Hadfield, accepted the award in Singapore, and also made a presentation on the campaign at the Asia Pacific Communications Summit. Inside Waste caught up with Hadfield when he returned to the country to get his thoughts on the recognition, how the campaign has gone thus far, what’s …
Scientists discover new catalyst to turn CO2 into ethanol

Scientists discover new catalyst to turn CO2 into ethanol

The researchers were originally attempting to make a material called grapheme but failed because they did not have the correct equipment. Instead, they created another new hybrid material consisting of tiny spikes of carbon and copper spears on a surface of silicon, only a few atoms thick. According to ORNL’s Adam Rondinone, lead researcher on …
Blockchain P2P trading to support transition to a distributed energy future

Blockchain P2P trading to support transition to a distributed energy future

Using blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer (P2P) trading to support this transition could be one of the solutions to those challenges, argued David Martin, co-founder and managing director of Power Ledger, during his keynote address at the All-Energy Conference in Melbourne. According to Martin, the system that we’ve designed and the plans for the systems that we have …
Giving insights into what prompts significant change in water management

Giving insights into what prompts significant change in water management

Wastewater infrastructure enables cities to develop economies to grow and communities to thrive, but is also a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions – primarily due to inherent inefficiencies. According to a new research paper by Xylem, Australian provider of water and wastewater solutions, the answers to some of these challenges are already available today, with …

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