Mattress Recycling is quickly becoming a growing order of operations for colleges and universities to help them become more sustainable. Currently in the United States of America less than one percent of colleges and universities across the country are recycling their mattresses that can no longer be used or donated. That is where we come into play. Ohio Mattress Recovery and recycling is able to reycle 93% of the mattresses and reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfills through our… Continue
Added by Chuck Brickman on January 29, 2009 at 2:02pm —
There has already been a lot of discussion on feed-in tariffs
on this site. A feed-in tariff is a premium rate paid for electricity produced by a renewable source such as a grid connected rooftop solar system or wind turbine, usually over and above the market rate.
National gross feed in tariff programs have been established around the world, resulting in increased uptake of solar and wind power… Continue
Added by Leon Young on January 29, 2009 at 11:00am —
Change is in the air and society is thinking laterally when it comes to combating green issues. Last week newly appointed President Barack Obama promised a green revolution, this filled many people with newfound optimism. Whilst Obama has been wooing the world, engineers have suggested we can counteract electricity emissions by using technology, to do so they have requested a whopping $6billion. And while they have been trying to reduce emissions, the mining industry has expressed… Continue
Added by Georgia Muir on January 29, 2009 at 10:00am —
Who would have thought the polystyrene that packaged your new television could have a second life as a Korean coat hanger!
Socially aware entrepreneur Chris O’Brien had the foresight to make this possible. He invented a machine comically named “The Hungry Giant” that breaks down and recycles polystyrene foam.
He expressed “the initial driving force for the development of the idea and the business was to divert this material from landfill. With waste companies… Continue
Added by Georgia Muir on January 28, 2009 at 10:30pm —
I'm currently working on a project that is seeking to identify some of Australia's best emerging companies in the fields of clean technology and renewable energy. Can't reveal too many details as yet, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Brad Howarth on January 28, 2009 at 8:21pm —
I finally got around to measuring the power consumption in the office. Now I wouldn’t say we were big energy consumers with a small office of 11 staff with about 250sqm of office space. So after a few power bills I was finally able to work out what our energy consumption was and to shop around for 100% green power in Sydney.
First thing to note that it is worth finding out what a kilowatt (kWh) is and how much you pay for it. Now this is where it gets interesting. Some… Continue
Added by Lee Stewart on January 19, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Obsessive media advocates have had a lot of environmental news to digest this week, some trivial and some much more serious. Google has been under scrutiny
for the emissions their worldwide data centers supposedly omit, Australia’s population policy
has been questioned in… Continue
Added by Georgia Muir on January 16, 2009 at 2:30pm —
The contemporary jewellery company, Dinosaur Designs is widely recognised for their vibrant coloured polyester resin pieces. What is not as widely known is the extent they go to, to reduce their carbon footprint and to support environmentally sustainable initiatives.
Striving to be carbon neutral is difficult, it extends well beyond double sided printing and switching off stand by power. In fact whilst many businesses are actively reducing their carbon footprint, very few… Continue
Added by Georgia Muir on January 15, 2009 at 11:00am —
, and just about every other media outlet around the world, recently picked up an interesting story first published by The Times about the quantity of carbon emissions generated by a single Google search. The story claimed amongst other things that two Google searches used the same amount of power as boiling a kettle, and attributed these findings to Harvard Physicist Alex… Continue
Added by Leon Young on January 14, 2009 at 1:30pm —
The Germans may not be famous for their sense of humour but a German solar energy trade mission seemed to have a good chuckle in Sydney last month as they explained how Germany is the world leader in solar energy despite having a northern European level of sunshine. The prospect of doing business in high sunshine Australia also seemed to give them good cheer.
The reason for their success is the German Government’s feed in tariff system, so it was the right place for NSW… Continue
Added by Eco Investor on January 13, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I have been car less since November last year after a certain motoring mishap which resulted in my old Mitsubishi (gas guzzling) Magna being sent to car heaven. I must say that we haven’t really missed the family car as both myself and my partner both take buses to work and can walk to the shops etc.
But the time has come to try and buy and new car. Along with the usual considerations and negotiation with my partner such and color and boot size, this time round I am far… Continue
Added by Lee Stewart on January 12, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I hope the future isn't as bleak as Changing Times, Changing Climate
on SBS last night suggested it will be. The docu-drama predicted by 2075 the world will change so significantly that technology we embrace and accept as part of our everyday lives will cease to exist and life will be an ongoing fight for survival.
For humanity, regions affected by severe flooding and other natural disasters will mean migration from drought stricken continents will be commonplace.… Continue
Added by Georgia Muir on January 12, 2009 at 8:30am —
From Thursday the 8th of January South Australians will have to bring in their own reusable bags for shopping. The topic of banning plastic bags has been kicking around for a number of years with politician Peter Garrett making noises about banning plastic bags while in opposition. Now for those living in SA it is now a reality.
So what has SA got on the rest of the country? Why are they ahead of the other states in taking such a positive step in changing consumer… Continue
Added by Lee Stewart on January 6, 2009 at 3:30pm —
In December 2007, the IPCC, the United Nations’ panel on climate change, received the Nobel Peace Prize. Its predictions for the future of our planet are alarming.
Screening on SBS on Sunday January 11 at 8.30pm is the docudrama Changing Climate, Changing Times
. The feature length film portrays a vision of Earth in 2075, based on the most recent findings of the IPCC.
What sort of Earth will our children inherit? According to Changing Climate,… Continue
Added by Change2 on January 6, 2009 at 9:59am —
One of the more controversial approaches to lowering carbon emissions while dealing with the reality of finite fossil fuel resources is the switch to bio-fuels. While the switch to bio-fuels for cars and farm machinery has been taking place for some years, we are now seeing it hailed as the
solution for the aviation industry. Of course the reason the aviation industry is so keen to embrace bio-fuels is that they simply don't have the options that the auto industry has. Electric… Continue
Added by Leon Young on January 5, 2009 at 1:30pm —