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  • Four Ways your Workplace Can Reduce its Carbon Emissions 07/09/2021

    As leading environmental consultants in Melbourne, we know all about your responsibilities to the environment as a business owner and methods to reduce the environmental impact of your workplace. With the ongoing impacts of climate change, businesses are looking for ways to make the workplace more environmentally friendly. Whilst this differs between industries, here are …

  • Workplace Chemical Storage: An Introduction to Safety Data Sheets 27/08/2021

    By following appropriate chemical storage and handling strategies, your workplace can avoid dangerous chemical leaks and the accompanying damage. As environmental consultants, we help workplaces implement sustainable waste management plans through environmental audits, ensuring that your workplace meets industry standards and understands how to prevent soil pollution and other negative environmental impacts. The best way …

  • 3 Methods of Introducing Composting to the Workplace 20/07/2021

    Composting is a great method of caring for your soil quality that’s also easy to implement in your home or commercial office. Keeping your food scraps and green waste from taking up space in landfills improves the nutrients of your soil and benefits the ecosystem. By thoughtfully disposing of your organic waste, you can also …

  • An Introduction to Groundwater Remediation Options: Physical, Biological and Chemical Treatments 29/06/2021

    Ground remediation is essential for contaminated sites. Groundwater plays an integral role in the health of our soil, crops and ecosystems. It sits just below the ground surface which makes it particularly susceptible to spills and leaks but processing polluted groundwater can be a costly and lengthy process, particularly when harmful chemicals from industrial sites …

  • 4 Green Office Tips to Improve Concentration 25/06/2021

    The traditional desk job has changed in recent years; employees spend uninterrupted hours staring at screens during work hours and can, in many cases, do the same in their spare time. But as the landscape is changing, employers are realising that cramped desks and tiny cubicles are obsolete elements that don’t do their employees any …

  • Sustainability and Commercial Buildings 10/06/2021

    Sustainability has become such a large part of residential dwellings over the last decade and our environmental consultants have spoken about some great materials that can be used in such properties — but what about the commercial sector? Commercial buildings have definitely become more eco-friendly overall in many ways but there’s still a long way …

  • Maintaining Your Soil: 4 Pesticide Alternatives for Inviting Office Landscaping 31/05/2021

    Overuse of pesticides can have detrimental environmental impacts, but there are easy ways to stop your workplace alfresco or office outdoor view from being destroyed by hungry insects and aphids. At Alpha Environmental, we offer a range of environmental services to promote healthy soil for commercial sites. We are experts in suppressing pests without damaging …

  • Prevent 5 Areas In Your Bathroom From Becoming Mould Hiding Spots 12/05/2021

    Mould thrives in moist locations with stagnant air, so there’s a reason it commonly occurs in the room with multiple water sources and running taps, your bathroom. Unfortunately, significant mould problems are not always visible and can risk serious structural damage and health concerns. Our environmental consultants are experts at identifying and removing mould from …

  • PSI Vs. DSI – Site Investigations Broken Down 03/03/2021

    When conducting an environmental site assessment, there are various phases our specialists go through to reach conclusions. The first phase of an ESA itself requires a deep research investigation. Today’s article is going to shed some light on some industry terminology – PSI and DSI. Otherwise known as Preliminary Site Investigations and Detailed Site Investigations. …

  • Environmental Disasters: 4 of the Worst in History 18/01/2021

    Whilst the modern world is trying to be more environmentally conscious and be greener with shifts to renewable energies – it wasn’t always like that. And, sometimes, accidents happened that shook the world. Our environmental site assessment experts are here to list four of the world’s worst environmental disasters. Let’s start with the most well-known – Chernobyl. …

  • The Future of Housing 10/12/2020

    As Melbourne-based environmental consultants, we’re always looking out for more sustainable practises. Housing materials have become more sustainable in recent years but there’s still so much room for improvement. Furthermore – the traditional notion and process of building a home may be coming to a close with alternative methods such as prefabricated homes gaining traction. …

  • The Sustainable Workplace: Coffee and Reusable Cups 12/11/2020

    Whether you’re working from home, the office or are preparing to return to the office – making an effort to support a sustainable future is something that is achievable and reliant on everyone pitching in to make a difference. Our environmental consultants thought they’d concentrate on an area that most Melbournians take pride in – coffee. …

  • 2020 – 21 Federal Budget: The Future of Australian Energy 13/10/2020

    With the release of the latest federal budget, our environmental consultants thought they’d take the time to break down some of the key takeaways regarding the environmental and energy portions. Key allocations $52 million gas industry expansion. $50 million towards carbon capture and storage. $70.4 million for a regional hydrogen export hub to be allocated …

  • Face Masks: What You Need To Know For COVID-19 02/09/2020

    Facemasks have been compulsory to wear for all Victorians for over a month now. So, our Melbourne-based environmental consultants thought they’d go in-depth into the science and logic behind them – how they work to fight the spread of COVID-19 (and viruses in general) and, their effectiveness. How they work Put simply, face masks protect …

  • 5 Of The Best Indoor Plants To Grow At Home 07/08/2020

    Whether you’re working from home or not – now is the perfect time to look at some indoor plants to nurture and grow. Our environmental consultants believe that the right indoor plants can not only add a great aesthetic quality to your room but also improve the vibe and give you something to do. So, let’s …