Minimising the power consumption of industrial and commercial processes is gaining increased focus with rising oil and coal prices, as well as impending emission trading systems in Australia and elsewhere. The power consumed by large industrial refrigeration plant often makes up the major portion of site power used on refrigeration-intensive sites, such as food processing plants.
Households throw away billions of dollars of edible food each year. To overcome this massive waste of food, energy, water and resources, Australians need to develop the proper infrastructure - waste reduction, re-use, recycling and composting services - and support those businesses which collect and process these materials and manufacture and sell zero-waste products.
A new partnership to improve the sustainability of Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery manufacturing industry in Victoria has been signed between the Victorian Government and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).
Chep Australia’s returnable plastic crate (RPC) system for produce has proven its sustainability credentials, delivering users good environmental performance as well as functionality and financial value in the supply chain.
An environmentally sensitive brewery, that makes more beer out of less water while using less energy, has commenced production in the home of one of the world’s leading beer-drinking countries, Australia.
A ‘cradle-to-cradle’ life cycle assessment of glass packaging has confirmed the positive environmental impact of glass packaging and recycling.
Experts have been investigating how the efficiency of energy and resources can be increased, in the long term, in the manufacture of PET bottles.
In the UK, Tesco's new distribution centre in Widnes will be completely powered by renewable energy generated from food waste.
The Eaton power management and protection software range, including Intelligent Power Manager, NetWatch, Network Shutdown Module (NSM), Personal Solution-Pac and LanSafe, allows Windows 7 enterprise servers and small business PCs to be monitored and safely shut down during a power failure, protecting and saving valuable data.
A new ‘smart’ metal could reduce refrigeration costs by reducing energy usage by up to 175% compared to current technology.