Category Archives: Enviro – Resources & Efficiency

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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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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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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Good Wood Guide

Greenpeace Australia Pacific has produced a Good Wood Guide that helps you find companies that sell Good Wood – wood sourced from sustainable sources.    Good Wood suppliers listed in the guide are certified by independent bodies such as Forest Stewardship … Continue reading

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Chemicals Business Checklist

Australian Governments Department of Industry has prepared a very useful Chemicals Business Checklist to help you check if YOUR chemicals business is both safe and legally compliant. Even if Chemicals is a small aspect of your business, this is still … Continue reading

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Only 20 per cent of Aussie companies insist on Australian made

A recent study completed by Roy Morgan shows only 20% of Australian Companies insist on buying Australian made. The top three reasons for not buying Australian made were: – Price – Lack of availability – Value The Australian Made campaign … Continue reading

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