Circular Weekly newsletter from GreenBiz We’ve all been there: the frustration of a cracked phone screen, malfunctioning USB port or flickering laptop display leaves us at the mercy of a chipper so-called genius. A seemingly minor hardware problem often forces the choice between a pricey, time-consuming repair or simply replacing the device entirely. This decision... read more
The client’s problem A metal manufacturing company identified that their health and safety management system’s effectiveness could be improved. There was a widely held belief throughout the company that WHS was a reactionary process controlled by the WHS Coordinator. Consequently, WHS initiatives proved difficult to implement. Organised, planned or systematic methods did not have the... read more
The client’s problem As there was not a consistent definition or interpretation on incidents & their investigation, a small civil construction company was having difficulty identifying the root causes of incidents. Solution In consultation with their employees, the existing procedure was redeveloped to provide managers and supervisors with concise guidance on the: Definition of an... read more
Current interest in the nutritional value of ancient grains like quinoa and chia has been the driver of an increase in their consumption. Grain growers in the New South Wales Riverina recognised the popularity of ancient grains and aimed to diversify their crops by including an ancient grain called teff. Teff is a gluten-free whole... read more
We have seen how the human population remains fixed in between a ‘rock and a hard place’ trying to deal with the challenges brought by rapid population growth and yet as new technologies are introduced to deal with those issues the... read more
Australia, along with 5 other countries did not sign the Kyoto Protocol, instead, declaring a pact to share new clean technologies as they were developed. (Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, which Canada joined in 2007.)... read more
As we’ve observed in the food sector having confidence in the supply chain which provides your organisation with raw materials is critical.
The same concepts apply for many other industry sectors where critical control points exist in supply chains & organisations cannot afford failures.
Google are designing & testing a pedestrian trap that is an adherent (‘sticky’) surface material placed on the bonnets of driverless cars.
This is designed to ‘capture’ a pedestrian who’s been hit by a vehicle and then prevent the person from rolling off into the path of other vehicles.