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 →

EC Sustainable reduces computer energy use

EC Sustainable has recently provided its staff with new wireless solar-powered keyboards. Staff showed enthusiasm switching to energy efficient keyboards.​ read more →

EC Sustainable volunteers for Clean Up Australia Day

At EC Sustainable we are dedicated to helping the environment. Some EC Sustainable staff members are participating in a Clean Up Australia Day event at Blues Point Reserve, near North Sydney. Clean up Australia Day was first launched in 1990, when almost 300,000 volunteers turned out! In the past 20 years, Australians have devoted more.. read more →

GPS tracking

EC Sustainable has installed a GPS tracking system for company vehicles. The service allows vehicle movements to be efficiently planned and monitored. The service reduces the environmental impact of our vehicles by enhancing routing efficiency to minimise fuel use and vehicle wear and tear. It also improves WHS conditions by providing prior warning of potential.. read more →

Gosford City Council Achieves Above Average Waste and Recycling Performance

A recent survey of residential waste and recycling conducted by EC Sustainable showed that Gosford City Council area residents are performing above the state average in recycling. Residents have made improvements since previous surveys according to Council’s waste manager James Lawson.  The report developed by EC Sustainable showed the main achievements are: A lower red.. read more →

Shredded paper recycling

EC Sustainable has linked with a pet shop in Chatswood to recycle shredded paper generated at our office in North Sydney. EC Sustainable staff will deliver shredded paper to the Pet Town shop in the Westfield shopping centre for re-use as bedding for puppies and other animals. read more →

EC Sustainable proud Platinum Sponsor of National Organic Week Australia 2013

EC Sustainable is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of National Organic Week Australia 2013. National Organic Week Australia (NOW) is 10 days of targeted media and locally-staged activities designed to increase awareness of the benefits of organic products and farming production systems and accelerate the uptake of these in the wider Australian community and environment… read more →