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  • Potted plant decorated for Christmas 3 Ways to Make Your Office Christmas Sustainable 28/11/2022

    There’s no doubt that Christmas is an extremely busy time for businesses and workplaces of all kinds. There are projects to be finalised before your office breaks for Christmas, leave to be organised for your workers, not to mention the new working year to think about and plan for. That’s not to mention those Christmas …

  • Contaminated soil testing with hands in blue rubber gloves holding soil 4 Facts About Soil Contamination 28/10/2022

    So, you’ve heard the term contaminated soil testing, but what does it mean, why does it matter, and why might you need it? Broadly, soil contamination refers to a soil that has been polluted by human activity. Typically, these human activities include industrial or agricultural activities, and also the improper disposal of waste. This contamination …

  • Alpha Team conducting asbestos air monitoring during asbestos removal in progress Asbestos Throughout History: 4 Questions Answered 26/09/2022

    You’ve heard of asbestos. You know it’s dangerous, and maybe you know some of the effects of being exposed to it. But you might still have some questions about asbestos throughout history, like its origins, or when its dangers of it were discovered. Here at Alpha Environmental, we are expert environmental consultants, and this means …

  • tropical philodendron houseplant 5 Best Office Plants to Keep Your Workspace Green – Advice From Melbourne Environmental Consultants 30/08/2022

    Plants are a fantastic way of improving the quality of life in an office job. This small but meaningful connection to the natural world can bring positive mental health benefits to employees. As Melbourne Environmental Consultants, we understand the importance of creating a healthy and safe working environment. Plants should not be underestimated in their …

  • soil assessment What you Need to Know about Contaminated Soil Categories 19/07/2022

    As leaders in soil assessment, we know that it’s important for your soil categorisation assessment to be performed accurately and quickly to transport the excess soil to the correct location and begin developments on the site. The soil classification will determine the soil’s level of contamination and whether it needs to be remediated before being …

  • Asbestos laboratory testing How Does Asbestos Testing Work? Our New Asbestos Laboratory 14/06/2022

    We are proud to announce that Alpha Environmental is now a fully qualified asbestos testing, Melbourne-based environmental consultant. We have recently begun operating a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited asbestos laboratory; where we complete asbestos identification, testing, monitoring, and sampling for residential and commercial buildings. What is Asbestos Asbestos is a silicate ‘mineral …

  • Asbestos Identification Asbestos Identification, When to Have Asbestos Testing and Other Common Questions 02/05/2022

    Throughout your life, you have probably heard about asbestos in old buildings and the dangers of exposure. However, a lot of people are uninformed about asbestos identification, when they may be exposed, what to do if you suspect exposure, and where to get asbestos testing. Today we are going to be answering many common questions …

  • Fibres of asbestos-asbestos identification Asbestos Identification and Removal – What, Why and How? 17/03/2022

    Asbestos was widely used in Australia for several decades and is a common buzzword to reference dangerous materials that can be found in your home. But what exactly is asbestos, why is it dangerous and do you need asbestos testing and properly executed asbestos identification for your home or office building? What is Asbestos? Asbestos …

  • Mould on a wall_environmental consultants What to do if you find mould in the workplace? 09/02/2022

    As leading environmental consultants in Melbourne, we know finding risks to the health and safety of your employees on your worksite fills every business owner with dread. Thankfully, as specialists in mould assessment and remediation, we’ve helpfully outlined the simple steps to take if you find mould in your workplace, and when to call in …

  • Soil Sampling for Off Site Soil Disposal Offsite soil disposal – where does it go? 17/01/2022

    Every time you drive past a large construction site, you will likely see trucks loaded with tons of soil being driven away from the site. Have you ever wondered where all these soils go? In the construction industry, where these site-derived-soils are sent to is usually determined through a process called soil sampling. What is …

  • Eucalyptus Gum Tree 4 Local Melbourne Plants for Your Site 20/12/2021

    Utilizing local plant-life can be a fantastic way of making your site more sustainable. It contributes to the local ecosystem, makes the area greener, and entices native animals. But that is not all, green spaces can also provide mental health benefits, cool down the site during hot weather and increase the value of the site. …

  • 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 …