Sustainability > Green economics

Frazer-Nash to provide engineering support to sustainable greenhouse project

17 February, 2015

Sundrop Farms has selected Frazer-Nash Consultancy to provide Owner's Engineer support to its 20 ha sustainable greenhouse project in Port Augusta.


Proven wastewater technologies combine to double green energy and environmental benefits

29 January, 2015

Proven DAF technologies can be very profitably combined with the latest anaerobic waste digestion technologies which not only extract very high levels of harmful COD contaminants from wastewater streams and sludge by-products, but also convert them into profitable green energy.


What happens when we hit peak soy? Renewable resources running out

16 January, 2015

While using renewable substitutes for non-renewables is a great way to reduce our environmental impact, there's no escaping the fact that renewables are finite. So what happens when we hit 'peak soy' or 'peak corn'?


Wheat yields to drop as global temperatures rise

16 January, 2015

What do climate change and your morning toast have in common? It looks like more of one will lead to less of the other: for every degree that the world's temperature rises, the global wheat crop will decrease by 6%, according to a new study.


Recycling rebates available for small businesses

19 December, 2014

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is giving small businesses an early Christmas present: up to $25,000 in government rebates for recycling.


Spectacular green energy orb to deliver sustainable profits to beef processor

16 December, 2014

A spectacular orb-shaped green energy storage facility being installed at one of Australia's largest beef processing plants is an example of how industry can profit from environmental initiatives.


Nestlé's anaerobic digestion plant a sweet success

27 November, 2014

As part of Nestlé's efforts to develop environmentally sustainable manufacturing at its Fawdon confectionery factory, near Newcastle in northern England, the company commissioned British company Clearfleau to build an on-site anaerobic digestion plant.


FSC and PEFC certification for UPM Raflatac's Chinese sites

03 November, 2014

UPM Raflatac's label stock slitting and distribution operations in Guangzhou and Tianjin terminals have both achieved FSC and PEFC Chain of Custody (CoC) certifications.This means that all of the company's Chinese sites are now CoC certified.


A new take on drink driving

31 October, 2014

Turning the dregs of whisky-making into fuel in Scotland.


Reducing water use in livestock use through food labels

21 October, 2014

Something as small as a food label could help reduce the amount of water used in livestock production, according to Washington State University researchers.


60% of Australians worried about climate change impacts on food

20 October, 2014

Almost 60% of Australians think climate change is affecting our ability to grow and access food in Australia, according to a new poll conducted by Oxfam Australia. In the 18-34 age bracket, this figure jumped to 68%.


Coffee farmers generate energy from wastewater

09 September, 2014

Results from a four-year project on coffee wastewater treatment have shown that it is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills.


The true cost of cattle is much, much higher than you imagine

22 July, 2014 by Gidon Eshel, Bard College

That eating beef is environmentally costly is by now widely appreciated. My colleagues and I decided to calculate just how costly beef production is for the environment, and how it stacks up against pork, poultry, dairy and eggs.


GreenPalm trades 11 millionth certificate

10 July, 2014

Sustainable palm oil certificate-trading program GreenPalm recently traded its 11 millionth certificate.


Food loss - questions about the amount and causes still remain

10 June, 2014 by Jean C Buzby, Hodan Farah Wells and Jaspreet Aulakh

Food loss and its food waste subcomponent are increasingly in the spotlight both in the United States and around the world. This attention reflects concern about the resources wasted in the production and disposal of uneaten food, the negative side effects associated with food loss (such as pollution created during food production) and the growing pressures on the global food supply.


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