Category Archives: Environment

Environmental Protection Reform in Victoria

An overview of Victorian Environmental Protection reform that has been triggered by a renewed commitment and response to climate change and for the protection of our natural environment to ensure the health of the community. In 2017 both the Climate … Continue reading

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Victoria to Ban e-waste going to Landfill by 1 July 2019

The Victorian government reports that the amount of e-waste generated in Victoria is projected to increase from 109,000 tonnes in 2015 to approximately 256,000 tonnes in 2035. Environment Victoria reports that “Acknowledging the risks and opportunities associated with e-waste, the … Continue reading

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World Environment Day 2018

Happy World Environment Day – how is your Organisation celebrating positive outcomes for the Natural Environment? United Nations reports on the activities that global communities are conducting to celebrate and improve their local natural environment. Today is a good day … Continue reading

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Influenza Season

The past decade has seen the rapid spread, both Internationally and within Australia, of new and changed strains of Viral Influenza’s.  Some are transmissible between human to human, some are now transmissible from animals to humans and back, some are … Continue reading

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Australia – Regional Water Information

A new “Cool Website” for those interested in Regional Water Information – Hydroclimatic Conditions, Water Use, Trends and Averages Visit   http://www.bom.gov.au/water/rwi/#ra_tt/001/2014

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Global Harmonisation – Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals

Comcare have provided an update on the Global Harmonisation Scheme (GHS) for Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals.  The Victorian Dangerous Goods Act has adopted the GHS and is in the process of transitioning. The GHS will become effective for states within … Continue reading

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Australian Quarantine Act 1908 renewal

The Biosecurity Act 2015 will replace the Quarantine Act 1908 on 16 June 2016. The supporting Regulations, Determinations and Tools are currently open for public consultation, for further information visit Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. If your organisation either imports … Continue reading

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The Australian Packaging Covenant

Organisations have a level of responsibility regarding the full life cycle of their product packaging.  To encourage Australian Manufacturers to design and adopt sustainable packaging, the Australian Packaging Covenant which was developed in 1999 under the National Environmental Protection (Used … Continue reading

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ISO 14001 Currently being revised

Here is a series of presentations and information from various sources to enable you to understand what ISO14001:2015 Environment Management System,  expected to be released by end of 2015, will mean to your organisation: BSI Group Introducing the ISO 14001 Revision … Continue reading

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Responsible Packaging

Good Environmental Choice Australia have reported on a  new online tool that will help manufacturers and designers improve the recyclability of their packaging. The Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) tool has been developed by Planet Ark and GreenChip which aims … Continue reading

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