New commingled recycling bins

EC Sustainable has installed new Sulo 120L recycling bins in each office area for the recycling of containers. An audit showed a resource recovery rate of over 95% for recyclable containers. read more →

Another fantastic year of sustainable performance for EC Sustainable

EC Sustainable is a finalist in the Better Business Awards 2013 in the Energy Saver category! During the first two quarters of this calendar year, EC Sustainable team has reduced its energy consumption by approximately 500kW per quarter compared to same period in 2012. Measures to save energy during this period have included ensuring all.. read more →

Printer upgrade

EC Sustainable has upgraded our printing systems as part of a commitment to reducing power and paper usage. The printing systems were replaced with printers that use an energy saver function when on stand-by. All staff on the network were set-up to print as default using double-sided, two pages per sheet and black and white. read more →

EC Sustainable builds DA waste management plan assessment capabilities

EC Sustainable has increased its’ capabilities in assessing waste management plans for Local Government. EC Sustainable can offer an out-sourced assessment process for a range of Development Application (DA) types: Residential – medium and high density housing Residential – Multi-unit Dwelling (MUD) sites Mixed Commercial/Residential Commercial and Industrial. Kevin Morgan, Managing Director EC Sustainable said.. read more →

NevRwaste 360L bin trial assessment

The North East Victorian Regional Waste Management Group (NevRwaste) recently conducted a successful 360L recycling bin trial with selected residents. Residents in selected collection areas could choose to increase from a standard 240L bin to a 360L bin. EC Sustainable monitored the effectiveness of the larger recycling bins in achieving additional resource recovery from participating.. read more →

NevRwaste regional waste and recycling audit

EC Sustainable recently completed the first combined kerbside waste and recycling audit for the North East Victorian Regional Waste Management Group (NevRwaste). The project delivered baseline kerbside waste and recycling stream composition data for the region. The data was used to deliver a comprehensive report with recommendations for additional resource recovery and service considerations. The.. read more →

EC Sustainable appointed as a pre-qualified supplier for Local Buy’s Environmental Consultancy Services contract

EC Sustainable has been appointed as a pre-qualified supplier for Local Buy’s Environmental Consultancy Services contract for 2013 and 2014. Local Buy is the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) procurement services company. Local Buy develops contractual arrangements for councils and government entities: eliminating the need for government authorities to establish their own supply contracts… read more →

EC Sustainable lunchroom movie & organic lunch

In honour of National Organic Week (NOW) Australia, EC Sustainable organised an organic lunch on Thursday, 24 October 2012 for the EC Sustainable Team. The movie “Food Inc.”, a documentary that examines corporate food issues and food security, was shown during the lunch! read more →

EC Sustainable turns business cards into trees!

EC Sustainable exhibited at the 2012 Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Solutions Exhibition (RWM) in the United-Kingdom in September. The EC Sustainable team decided to Plant a Tree for each business card inserted in the EC card box! It was a great way to engage visitors while having a positive carbon footprint! EC Sustainable planted 62 Trees. EC.. read more →

EC Sustainable has initiated a Greenhouse Gas Inventory to analyse its carbon footprint with Carbon Neutral!

The total carbon inventory calculated for EC Sustainable is 213 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (TCO2e) for 2011/12. Approximately 83% of the business’s carbon footprint is from air travel. In addition to currently purchasing 100% Greenpower, EC Sustainable has decided to reduce its carbon footprint by offsetting part of its emissions through two different projects:.. read more →