Sustainability

Industry urges national clean-up

21 August, 2007

In the lead-up to the federal election Australian industry is calling for priority action to clean up the nation's legacy of past industrial contamination, to enhance the nation's ‘clean green’ export image.


Burra Foods saves 250,000 L of water/day

20 August, 2007

Dairy processor Burra Foods has almost halved water use over the past three months a reduction unlikely to be matched anywhere in Australia, according to the factory boss


Call for papers on a sustainable packaging industry

16 August, 2007

The food, beverage, packaging and manufacturing industries are invited to submit an abstract for the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) National Conference, to be held 12-13 June 2008 at Luna Park, Sydney.


Trouble ahead for glass packaging industries

30 July, 2007

The glass packaging industry is cracking under the pressure of the burgeoning plastics industry, according to a new report published by Global Industry Analysts (GIA).


Saving water

16 July, 2007 | Supplied by: iBulk Solutions Pty Ltd

iBulk has developed water-saving solutions for a broad cross-section of industry segments including agriculture, minerals and pharmaceutical to name a few, but the most impressive results have been achieved in both laundry and food preparation areas


Design for recycling

06 July, 2007

The Sustainable Packaging Alliance’s (SPA) 13th Round Table ‘Design for Recycling’ will be held in Melbourne on Friday 13 July.


Australian wine industry asked to clean up their trade

27 May, 2007

A report recently published in the UK has found that the Australian wine industry could significantly reduce their CO2 emissions by bulk exporting of wine, instead of shipping it in bottles.


Developing natural plastics in Australian sugarcane

11 May, 2007

American company Metabolix has signed a collaborative agreement with Australia's Cooperative Research Centre for Sugar Industry Innovation through Biotechnology (CRC SIIB) to research and develop natural plastics directly in sugarcane.


Most Americans don’t know plastic is made from oil

26 April, 2007

A nationwide survey in the US in April found that 72% of the American public does not know that conventional plastic is made from petroleum products and 40% believes it will biodegrade.


Heinz raises energy efficiency

29 March, 2007 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

It is claimed that a new energy centre for a UK Heinz factory will be 14% more efficient due to help from ABB drives


Oxo-degradable polystyrene foam containers produced

20 March, 2007

Cascades has launched Bioxo, the first product line of containers made from totally oxo-degradable polystyrene foam.


Who's responsible for litter?

12 March, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse

We have a great boss. Every year, for Clean Up Australia Day, he dresses us in flouro-coloured vests, supplies us with lunch and sends us off to clean a local road.


Australian students given opportunity to create sustainable future

30 January, 2007

A program launched by Nespresso Australia will see a local student travelling to Costa Rica to discover how to create a more sustainable future.


Pump drive saves energy

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Bonfiglioli Transmission Pty Ltd

Traditionally, pumps are started 'DOL' or direct on line. By that we mean when there is demand for (example) water, the operator throws a switch or closes a contactor and the pump turns on


Reducing energy use in an industrial tea drier

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by: FoodStream Pty Ltd

Drying is the major process used at the Nerada Tea Estates plant in North Queensland, the largest tea growing and processing enterprise in Australia, where green leaf tea is converted into dry black tea


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