Sustainability

Powerstar Virtue energy storage system

13 February, 2015

Powerstar Virtue is an energy storage system which harnesses the excess voltage supplied from the grid, stores the excess and deploys it at times when the cost of power is at peak tariff.


Proven wastewater technologies combine to double green energy and environmental benefits

29 January, 2015 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

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.


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.


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'?


Reduce water use in food production, engineers urge

09 January, 2015

How much water is in your food? Not the actual liquid content, but how much water does it take to produce the sandwich you had for lunch? A UN Water study suggests that each person 'consumes' between 2000 and 5000 litres of water through their food each day.


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 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

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.


Researchers develop biodegradable packaging for oily foods

10 November, 2014

The BIOMAT research group from the University of the Basque Country has responded to the demand for longer shelf life coupled with sustainability, with the development of a biodegradable/compostable container for both liquid and solid oily products.


Super-light PET bottle wins German Design Award

05 November, 2014

A super-light PET bottle developed by Krones has been awarded the German Design Award 2015 in the packaging category.


'Bottled water with a conscience' chooses aluminium over plastic

05 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Ball Corporation

Green Sheep Water - 'the bottled water with a green conscience' - selected infinitely recyclable, 473 mL aluminium bottles made by Ball Corporation as the packaging for their water.


FSC and PEFC certification for UPM Raflatac's Chinese sites

03 November, 2014 | Supplied by: UPM Raflatac Pty Ltd

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.


Detmold I am eco biodegradable packaging range

03 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Detmold Group

Detmold Group has expanded its environmental packaging offerings with the launch of the I am eco range. This range includes use of a bagasse sugarcane board material formed into food pails.


A new take on drink driving

31 October, 2014

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


Tetra Rex carton made from plant-based, renewable materials

21 October, 2014 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak has announced the launch of the Tetra Rex carton which, according to the company, will be the first to be made entirely from plant-based, renewable packaging materials.


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