TGL News: Two events, an award nomination and a new eco-standard

TGL News

SPECIAL REPORT: Reloved Buildings

As more than one property investor has said, re-loving a building can lead to a better result than building new. In today’s highly competitive world a creatively refurbished or repurposed building is certain to capture the imagination of a property market that’s developing a healthy appetite for the unique and sustainable – something with texture, a story to tell and with a cache of embodied carbon to spruik. All the better if it also has an organic biophilic feel.

EVENT: Waste Expo Australia

GreenLister Enrich360 will join waste management and resource professionals from around Australia at Waste Expo Australia at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Victoria today and tomorrow (23 – 24 October 2019). The event is free to attend and will feature over 120 brands showcasing the latest in technology, information and trends in the waste industry, as well as a series of talks given by experts such as Enrich360’s chief executive officer Dean Turner.

EVENT: All-Energy 2019

GreenLister Energetics’s Gilles Walgenwitz will be presenting on the finance panel at the All-Energy 2019 Australia conference today, Wednesday 23 October. Walgenwitz will join other finance experts in the energy space, answering the question of how Australia is managing the risks surrounding variable energy supply with the boom of corporate renewable power purchase agreements.

The conference will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Victoria today and tomorrow (23 – 24 October 2019), being held alongside the Waste Expo and Energy Efficiency Expo.

AWARD FINALIST: Australian Energy Foundation

GreenLister Australian Energy Foundation has been announced as a Climate Change Leadership Award finalist in the 2019 Green Globe Awards — the New South Wales’ premier environmental awards. AEF has been recognised for its Our Energy Future program which helps provide residents and businesses with access to up-to-date and impartial energy efficiency and renewable energy advice.

STANDARDS: sanitary products go green

GreenLister Good Environmental Choice Australia has announced its newest standard — Sanitary Products (SPv1.0-2019) — which seeks to set the benchmark in Australia for environmentally preferable sanitary products.

Products included in the scope of this standard are: children’s nappies, sanitary pads, tampons, cotton buds, plasters, surgical gowns and more.

The standard is a modified adoption of fellow Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN) member standard Nordic Swan Ecolabel’s existing standard, which has been updated for relevance to the Australian market.