Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference and Expo

EC Sustainable will send a delegation of its staff to the Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference and Expo being held from 27-30 July 2015 at National Convention Centre in Canberra. The Australian Landfill & Transfer Stations Conference and Expo is organised by the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) and is in its 6th.. read more →

EC Sustainable to conduct first regional public place and recycling study in the Southern Councils Group area

EC Sustainable has been engaged to conduct a regional public place waste and recycling study for the Southern Councils Group (SCG), in NSW. The SCG members include Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee Councils. The public place waste and recycling study will identify opportunities for future waste management including: – increasing recycling, – further improving.. read more →

EC Sustainable wins the Award for Sustainable Transport at the Better Business Awards 2015

EC Sustainable is proud to have won the Award for Sustainable Transport at the Better Business Awards held last Friday at The Concourse in Chatswood! The Better Business Partnership is an initiative of 4 Sydney North Shore Region Councils (Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney and Willoughby City Councils) aiming at assisting businesses improve their environmental performance… read more →

EC Sustainable grows plants with discarded food waste

EC Sustainable staff supported International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) 2015. As a part of our activities, EC Sustainable staff used seeds discarded from lunch to grow new plants. The seeds were grown using input materials from our worm farm, including compost, food waste and worm tea.   These butternut squash were grown in the office.. read more →

EC Sustainable exhibiting at the 2015 Coffs Harbour Waste Conference

EC Sustainable will be exhibiting at the 2015 Coffs Harbour Waste Conference held from 5-7 May 2015.  This conference and exhibition continues to attract leading waste companies and professionals from across Australia to Coffs Harbour to hear inspiring keynote addresses and learn about the latest developments in the industry. We will be exhibiting at booth 4. Come say hello!.. read more →

Furniture waste is a growing problem

Furniture waste keep increasing for many reasons. The main one being the poor quality of cheap furniture. When buying furniture, we should focus on quality and long-term use and consider this an investment. Cheap furniture will usually end up in landfill after a few years of use, which is a waste of money and also a.. read more →

Global Soil Week at EC Sustainable

As part of Global Soil Week 2015, EC Sustainable sponsored the Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE)  to deliver 300 tonnes of compost to farms South-west of Sydney. The compost will be used to manage weeds and improve the soil across 150 hectares of farmland. CORE operates a sustainable agriculture program for farms in Australia,.. read more →

EC Sustainable collects and drops clean-up clothing to St Vincent de Paul

A large percentage of clean-up material is recyclable or reusable, while almost all of the clean-up collected by Council contractors is disposed of in landfill. Resource recovery rates are still low, despite some separated collections for metal, mattresses and green waste as well as events such as garage sales, e-waste days and chemical clean-outs … read more →

EC Sustainable to undertake bin and bin room renewal program assessment for City of Sydney

EC Sustainable has been engaged by the Council of the City of Sydney to undertake Waste and Recycling Improvement Program (WRIP) assessments of Multi-unit Dwellings  (MUDs) within the City of Sydney Local Government Area (LGA).   This includes a bin reconciliation, then liaising with buildings, assessing their bin requirements, installing signage and managing the delivery.. read more →

Carbon Footprint Inventory Update

EC Sustainable engaged Carbon Neutral again to conduct an assessment of our organisational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, also known as Carbon Footprint, for the 2013/14 financial year. EC Sustainable’s organisational Carbon Footprint has been calculated at 77.83 tonnes CO2-e (equivalent carbon dioxide) for 2013/14 with the main GHG emitting activities being related to fuel consumed by.. read more →