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With over twenty years of project experience, a diversity of available services and wide-ranging staff capabilities, EnviroCom can provide clients with specialised services in Environmental Education, Training and Research.

Going yellow! Supporting National Recycling Week 2012

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Are aerosol cans really recyclable? How do milk bottles get turned into fleeces?

National Recycling Week (NRW) is an established and highly regarded annual education and behavior change campaign that was founded by Planet Ark in 1996. NRW aims to unravel the myths of recycling and improve the environmental benefits of kerbside, industrial and community recycling programs.

EnviroCom is working in partnership with a number of Councils to help promote National Recycling Week 2012.  Logan City Council is running a ‘Design an Advert’ competition for all primary schools.  Students are being asked to get creative for a good cause and promote correct recycling habits.

Southern Downs Regional Council are hosting their first ever ‘Swap Party’ where residents are being encouraged to join the party and ‘swap ‘till they drop by bringing good quality items to exchange for other items.

Recycling has a number of environmental benefits such as preserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Recycling also reduces the volume of waste ending up at landfill.

Recyclable materials are given a new lease of life, being remanufactured into a range of products from drainage pipes and plant pots; to carpets, bikes and jumpers!

For more information on National Recycling Week, check out the Planet Ark website: http://recyclingweek.planetark.org/

Congratulations to John Paul College

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Watch Out Waste (Logan CC) looks forward to working with JPC to achieve a 30% reduction in waste to landfill.

The Logan Waste Education program, Watch Out Waste, is looking forward to continuing to work with John Paul College, winner of the 2012 Premier”s Sustainability Awards “Community Award”, in order to achieve the 30% cut in waste to landfill.  For more information on the winners and finalists, visit http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/premiersawards/2012finalists_winners.html

Improving the Management of Regulated Waste

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Are regulated wastes on your site being managed according to regulatory compliance? Do your staff understand the procedures for disposing of regulated waste, including the obligation to provide the regulator with waste tracking information?

EnviroCom has assisted a number of clients to improve their procedures for the management of hazardous waste. Incorporating assessment of current practices and historical disposal data, EnviroCom can develop work procedures to improve waste handling, deliver training to ensure compliant disposal and liaise with waste contractors to identify opportunities to improve management of regulated waste on site.

Zero Waste for a Week

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Could you go for a week without needing your rubbish bin?

Moreland City Council invites residents to try the Zero Waste for a Week challenge in June.  Visit their website for more details on this challenge and register to attend one of the Materials Recovery Facility tours.

EnviroCom Brisbane has moved!

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In April, EnviroCom Brisbane moved to new offices at Eight Mile Plains.

The new offices provide improved access to the major transport corridors in SEQ as well as additional capacity for service delivery.  To contact the Brisbane office to discuss a range of environmental education, planning, training and research services call 07 3457 2400.

ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards

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EnviroCom in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council was announced a finalist in the ClimateSmart Sustainability Awards.

Premier’s ClimateSmart Sustainability Award

Category: ClimateSmart Partnership Award
FINALIST—Moreton Bay Regional Council: ResourcED Program

Moreton Bay Regional Council develops community partnerships towards sustainability and climate change abatement through its three education and engagement programs – “ResourcEd Schools”, ‘Community Waste Education’, and ‘Education for Sustainability” programs.

The programs focus on waste minimisation actions, recycling programs, energy efficiency plans, and practices to improve and protect the Region’s biodiversity.

Nine schools have so far implemented waste minimisation action plans—most achieving 25 per cent waste diversion rates from landfill.

EnviroCom developed these education and engagement programs for Moreton Bay Regional Council and continues to deliver, evaluate and expand the programs to meet Council’s strategic outcomes.

More information on the ClimateSmart Sustainability Award here.