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Take a look at the projects that we have been involved in over the past few years.
GreenChip is working with Trees Oils Australia to promote the use of biofuel trees on marginal agricultural land and for the closure of mine sites. The CSIRO has shown that many parts of Australia would suit the planting of these leguminous trees, which provide a supply of biodiesel to the local community for up to 80 years.
With support from ASEA, GreenChip assisted FMP Bendix to greatly improve the recovery of process dust to allow it be reused in the production of brake pads and thereby reduce raw material costs.
GreenChip assisted Continental Automotive to develop a register of all of waste materials generated at the site and then created a system to allow staff to readily segregate materials at the point of generation. This allowed the company to divert over 80% of waste materials from landfill to other uses, including the production of plastic fence posts at Australian Composite Technology.
GreenChip was the first Australian consultancy to be registered with the Carbon Trust UK and the first to have a product certified against the PAS2050 standard for a product carbon footprinting. This work was completed for ALDI Stores and involved the assessment of the company's olive oil, supplied from groves in Tunisia, Spain and Italy.
GreenChip has been assisting APC signatories since 2001. This has included the development of procedures and templates for the adoption the Sustainable Packaging Guidelines, construction of packaging databases, creation of style guides for common labels (Mobius loop, PIC, tidy man etc), facilitation of Action Plans and writing of Annual Reports.
GreenChip has been assisting PIQET in meetings its clients needs since 2013. This has included the completion of PIQET assessments and analysis reports and training businesses in the use of the streamlined Life Cycle Assessment tool.
The Centre for Sustainable Resource Consumption established the Materials & Time Efficiency (MATE) Network in association with South East Business Network (SEBN). The Network participants visited each other's sites and other special events where they learned to see further opportunities for business improvement. The visits were complemented by an online portal where discussions and idea propagation could continue. The Materials Hierarchy shown here was developed to complement the waste hierarchy to focus on resource consumption.
The PREP was developed by GreenChip and Planet Ark and launched at the start of 2015. It is a browser based tool that can be used by brand owners and packaging designers to determine whether consumer packaging can be confidently classified as recyclable in Australia.
GreenChip and Planet Ark developed a new recycling label for Australia in the first half of 2015. The label now appears on Officeworks' and Blackmore's products. This is a long overdue initiative, which whilst similar to the labels launched in the UK, USA and South Africa, will be underpinned by the PREP. A Micro ARL label has also been developed by GreenChip for smaller pack sizes.
GreenChip worked with Restaurant & Catering Australia to pilot a new food waste prevention system called LeanPath, which has had great success in the US assisting food service businesses to save money and the environment. Organisations including Sodexo, Compass Group, Spotless and Monash Health (Kingston Centre) have recognised the value of placing a greater focus on preventing food waste rather than just managing it.
Boards have been setup at GreenChip's Pinterest website to store links to our specialised areas of work. The buttons below take you to the respective boards, which you might like to 'follow' if you have a Pinterest account - we'll then aim to keep them updated with fresh and interesting news and other links. Suggestions welcome for new 'Pins'.
GreenChip is the Aus/NZ distributor for LeanPath, the world's leading food waste tracking system for pre-consumer waste. If you run a hotel, restaurant or cafe and want a great way to engage your staff and save 2-4% of your food costs, please let us know.
The system is being used in Australia by Sodexo, Compass- Group, Spotless, Hellenic Republic and Monash Health.
GreenChip is proud to be working with Planet Ark on a recycling revolution that is about to sweep across Australia.
Launched in early 2015, the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) is now being used by Nestlé, Officeworks, Blackmores, Assa Abloy, Aware Environmental, Tata Beverages, Henschke and Unilever. These companies now have the opportunity to evaluate their packaging and determine what changes could be made at the design stage to make it more recyclable.
The PREP is now available to brand owners and packaging manufacturers on an annual subscription basis.
Please contact us if you would like to know more about what we can offer your business.