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 →

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 →