Sustainability

28. Grow me the money awards

Monday, April 19, 2010


In March 2010, Able Plastics received an Award for Action, from Grow Me The Money, an initiative set up by VECCI, Sustainability Victoria and the EPA.   http://growmethemoney.com.au/

The five thousand dollar prize money is greatly appreciated and has been earmarked to be used for research into the use of reclaimed plastics in steel furnaces.   

This is a process developed by  Veena Sahajwalla, New Inventors panellist (ABC TV)  and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Materials at the University of NSW. Veena has commercialised the system with reclaimed car tyres. 

Able Plastics are working with its larger clients to reclaim plastic waste which they are then seeking to use in Veena's process.




Erin Simpson presenting Able Plastics with the Grow me the Money award for action.

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27. Waverley Leader Newspaper Article

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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26. Able fund planting of 7,463 biodiverse trees

Friday, November 27, 2009

Able have contracted with Offset Organisation Greenfleet to plant approximately 7,500 biodiverse trees on their behalf. The trees will be protected for over 100 years and are expected to sequester approximately 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. In addition, the trees will improve the planting area's  water quality, reduce soil erosion and create wildlife habitat.

Link to certificate   Greenfleet.pdf


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25. Balook rainforest planting site higher than expected CO2 capture

Friday, November 13, 2009

Able Plastics was one of the companies involved in the Climate Positive project of planting  a rainforest at Balook in Gippsland.

This planting site included the planting of Mountain Ash. Researchers from the The Australian National University have recently published a report that shows that Victoria's Mountain Ash forests have the potential to hold more carbon than any type of forest in the world.

It is now estimated that this site ( in total ) will be responsible for removing up to 6,600 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the life of the planting.

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24. New plantings with Greenfleet

Thursday, November 12, 2009

In the wake of last year's devastating Australian bush fire season, Able are now focusing on reforestation for their CO2 offsets. To this end Able will be working with Greenfleet to offset CO2 through tree planting. Greenfleet is an approved Abatement Provider under the Australian Government's Greenhouse Friendly Initiative. In addition to the CO2  offset, there are other benefits;
  • Reduced soil erosion
  • Enhanced micro-climates in the surrounding areas
  • Improved water quality
  • Reduced ground and water salinity
  • Wind protection of arable crops
  • Shelter belts for livestock
  • Wildlife corridor
The trees planted by Greenfleet will be protected for a minimum of 100 years.
Follow this link to the Greenfleet site if you'd like to review their planting methodology;  http://www.greenfleet.com.au/Global/Landowners/index.aspx
Able will also continue to work with offset provider Climate Positive.       http://www.climatepositive.org/

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23. Able to announce move to environmentally aware International 3PL provider: Ceva Logistics

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

During December 2009, Able are scheduled to partner with International Logistics provider Ceva. Ceva will manage Able's International freight, warehousing and customs clearance. Ceva are proactively green and have been the recipient of a number of awards for their environmental initiatives. Ceva's environmental credentials can be reviewed at the following link:

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22. The Obama administration confirm scientific evidence of climate change

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"The science is conclusive. The evidence and the impact is getting more dramatic every year. Facts on the ground are outstripping worse-case scenario models that were developed only a few years ago."

Hilary Clinton, as reported in an article by Tony Walker in the Australian Financial Review, Wednesday 29 April 2009, pg 14

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21. Collingwood FC step up (off the field)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Collingwood Footy Club have set up a new category of membership;

Green(1) 

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20. New carbon neutral / degradable products launched

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Able can now offer healthcare and food manufacturing clients aprons and rubbish bags that are both carbon neutral and degradable. These items have a shelf life of about one year and then will take about two years to totally degrade. They are still made from plastic and hence retain the same strength characteristics as our standard carbon neutral products. They are also very economically priced. We are continuing to develop new biodegradable products.

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18. Able on City of Stonnington Sustainability Panel

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last night, the City of Stonnington held their regular "Roosters and Feather Dusters" evening.

There is a level of mystique about the title of this forum which is held 5 times a year at the Malvern  Town Hall. My own conclusion on the title's message is that you'd rather be a proactive and savvy rooster than a plucked feather duster.

Be that as it may, last night's complimentary session was on sustainability and greening your business.

We were fortunate enough to join Don Pyke - Founder of Ecolimos   and   Tamsin O'Neill - Co-founder and editor of green magazine,  on the panel. The evening was hosted by broadcaster Sian Prior who did a great job in facilitating the discussion between the panel and the audience members.

Congratulations to the organizers at the City of Stonnington for running an evening that will raise awareness about green issues and opportunities for business. They are also running A sustainable Living Expo Sunday 3 May.

http://www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/www/html/2976-upcoming-environmental-events.asp

On the evening, we distributed a hand out of contacts for businesses wanting to take steps to green their business, it is attached here  Download Sustainability contacts

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