Can you be more sustainable?

Managing waste better can present several opportunities, such as cost reduction, a new revenue stream and improved brand positioning all while maintaining your social licence to operate. Put a little effort into waste management and reap the rewards.

Waste handling and removal is another cost imposed on business, but does it have to be? Progressive technology provides far better ways to process waste and put it to work. As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure.

Read our projects below on smart waste management and learn how you can uncover opportunities in your waste system.

 

 

Nine benefits of best practice waste management;
1. Reducing waste costs to your business
2. Increase your business recycling rates
3. Improving workplace environment and amenity
4. Improving environmental performance
5. Reducing carbon impact
6. Reducing exposure to landfill levies and carbon liabilities through better waste outcomes
7. Meeting corporate environmental commitments
8. Enhancing local investment and employment
9. Meeting community and consumer expectations. 

Sustainable Victoria, State Government Victoria | Source, Best Practise Waste and Recycling Contracts for Business
 

Recent ProjectsUncover the opportunities hidden in your waste

ICT Companies Reduce The Cost of Waste and Drive Efficiency

Key outcomes

  • Cost savings and controls across the business
  • Improved margins on product resale
  • Process efficiency and customer satisfaction rating
  • Effective environmental compliance and hard data to report CSR performance
Problem Summary
Infoactiv’s program ‘ECOACTIV’ helps ICT companies overcome these common challenges of trying to efficiently manage product recovery and reverse logistics activity:
  • Internal resource constraints
  • Missed opportunities to promote environmental credentials and CSR activity
  • Need to reduce "greentape" and compliance costs
  • Limited organisational understanding of product stewardship and waste management compliance
  • Inadequate visibility, tracking, reporting and control across business processes

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Meat Production Turning Waste Into Biogas

Key Outcomes

  • Total project value: €3 million
  • ‚ÄčImplementation of biogas plant where no source of existing anaerobic bacteria was available
  • Full operating load being digested into biogas plant
  • Significant reduction in greenhouse gas, odour emissions and solid waste disposal
  • 70% reduction in bunker oil consumption and market exposure
The Project

Finn Biogas worked with their client to build an on-site biogas plant converting manure, rumen content, fatty waste and blood into biogas which is now used to fire an on-site boiler for rendering operations. ‚Äč

 

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Progressive Council Embraces Smart Bin Technology

Key outcomes

  • Saved $110k per annum in labour costs 
  • Reduced the number of required bin collections by 70%
  • Reduced illegal dumping
  • Use of GPS and smart phone technologies to improve process
  • Increased community satisfaction
  • Reduced waste collections from 7 days a week to less than 3 days a week
  • Better utilisation of plant and equipment with a more defined garbage collection run emanating from GPS analysis

Problem Summary
The Nambucca Shire Council was looking for ways to improve their public waste collection and amenities cleaning services. They found that these services had not been reviewed for decades and with a budget of over $450k a year going to this area, surely there was room for improvement. 

The Council turned to Solar Bins Australia for help with this project, where they replaced tradition public bins with BigBelly Solar Bins. These new bins have an internal compactor allowing them to hold 5 times more waste and it is powered by 100% renewable solar power. 

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