The 2012 London Olympic Games made claims that it would be ‘the world’s first truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a legacy far beyond the departure of the Olympic Flame.’ So with a day to go before the opening ceremony, I thought I’d find out a bit more about what that means and whether these aspirations have been achieved.
Posts Tagged ‘Waste’
A couple of lucky punters got the chance to trial the Odour Free Kitchen Compost Collector from Full Circle. This nifty tool provides an aerobic bench top scrap collector which, unlike sealed compost containers, allows oxygen to flow through the kitchen waste. This means that food decomposition is slower, drier and results in less mess, less odour, and the design keeps fruit flies at bay.
EcoMove, an innovate removals company has come up with a simple eco-friendly solution to help you move house. The company started in 2010 in Melbourne and it is the owner Stefan’s aim to roll out nationally as soon as possible. EcoMove take out the stress of having to hunt down cardboard boxes. They deliver sturdy plastic boxes to your door, fully assembled and pick them up when you have finished.
Most households in Australia now have at least one computer and with the lifespan of a personal computer ranging from 2-5 years that is a significant amount of waste. After six years it was finally time to upgrade my laptop, so its time to see what can be done with the old one, which still works, albeit slowly. So it seems there are now more options for reuse and recycling of computers, so what are they?
Coffee addiction is becoming more widespread. Key signs of addiction include problems functioning without your morning coffee, being late due to detouring to visit a favourite coffee shop, a bin full of empty coffee cups. The KeepCup might help you feel better about your addiction. This refillable, sustainable, waste avoiding KeepCup, is the first barista standard reusable coffee cup. It is raved about by those we know that have them. Here’s why.
As Summer ends it is time to think about what you are going to do to keep warm this Winter. Our neighbour who is renovating, gave us a pile of waste hardwood, to burn in our slow combustion wood fire. This would otherwise have been destined for landfill. Fuel pellets take this concept a step further. Fuel pellets created from waste sawdust and other organic materials, burn with greater efficiency and lower emissions than wood, so we were keen to find out more.