Organic lunch to celebrate National Organic Week

As part of its commitment to protecting the environment and supporting organic, EC Sustainable is again proud to be a National Organic Week sponsor. This year, for NOW 2014 held from 3-12 October 2014, EC Sustainable staff organised and attended an organic lunch at AboutLife in Cammeray. read more →

Waste & Recycling Expo

EC Sustainable sent a delegation of its staff to the waste and recycling expo held from 9-10 October 2014 at Sydney Olympic Park. Staff viewed stalls and liaised with industry stakeholders to maintain at the pinnacle of industry development. read more →

Results of the Hawkesbury City Council domestic waste audit

 EC Sustainable was engaged by Hawkesbury City Council to conduct a comprehensive domestic waste audit. The bins of about 220 randomly selected households were surveyed and results were reported in aggregate only. Council has published the results as a summary for the benefit of their community. Overall, contamination and waste generation rates have decreased since the last.. read more →

‘Asbestos Contamination in Soil’ Workshop

EC Sustainable staff attended an event detailing asbestos awareness and policy in NSW. The event was organised by the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) and the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA). This workshop provided an introduction into the application of recent changes to asbestos management in soil so that when asbestos is identified, it can be appropriately.. read more →

Office e-waste recycling

EC Sustainable has developed a policy to recycle all of its computer related e-waste from its Sydney operations. Material will be taken by staff to the SITA Australia transfer station at Ryde. read more →

EC Sustainable – Proud Partner of the Love Food Hate Waste Program

The NSW EPA estimates that NSW households and businesses throw away 1.2 million tonnes of food organics each year. EC Sustainable research with Sustainability Victoria identified that two thirds of all food organics wasted by households was avoidable products such as unconsumed edible material, with only a third being unavoidable material such as peelings and skins. This.. read more →

Sustainability Victoria Food Waste Study Published

Sustainability Victoria contracted EC Sustainable to undertake an Australian pioneering study to benchmark the potential for food waste avoidance. Bin audits were conducted of 1,600 Victorian households to obtain data indicators on the avoidable and potentially avoidable food disposed. The audit found that nearly two thirds of the food thrown out by Victorian households in.. read more →

Domestic waste survey in Kempsey NSW

As part of an EPA-funded organics recycling program, EC Sustainable was engaged by Kempsey Shire Council to examine how households dispose of their domestic waste, recycling and garden organics. The survey was conducted to assist Kempsey Shire Council to minimise landfill costs and maximise recycling. The study provided Council with information on: – The types.. read more →

Food waste recycling – worm farm

EC Sustainable recently acquired a worm farm for staff use its North Sydney office to expand onsite food waste processing. The decision was made to convert from a Bokashi bucket to increase capacity of the onsite system. Staff has been advised which food waste types to add to the worm farm. Staff show enthusiasm about the.. read more →

Happy Compost Week!

Composting and worm farming are both great ways for households to reduce their organic waste and carbon footprint. EC Sustainable is, this year again, a proud sponsor of International Composting Awareness Week which is held every first full week of May every year. This year the week was held 5-11 May in Martin Place, Sydney.   read more →