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Optimising Kerbside Collection Systems - A framework for greater consistency in kerbside recycling

A guide for greater consistency in kerbside recycling in Victoria, preferred service standards for consideration by councils and provides recycling guidelines to help reduce householder confusion in recycling.

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Sand sampling for microplastics

Information for volunteers and scientists taking part in a project to better understand the sources and impacts of microplastics in Port Phillip Bay and its catchment.

Cover - Window Film Secondary Glazing Retrofit Trial February 2017

Window Film Secondary Glazing Retrofit Trial

This report looks at the use of special heat shrink films applied to the frames of existing windows to create a double glazing effect.

Cover - Refrigerator retrofit trial February 2017

Refrigerator Retrofit Trial

In this trial, old refrigerators were replaced by a high efficiency model, achieving significant energy savings.

Cover - Sustainability Victoria Social Research Summary February 2017

Climate Change Social Research

The Climate Change Social Research was conducted to gather intelligence on current community attitudes, beliefs, behaviours and expectations of government in the area of climate change to inform policy and program development.

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Global Roto-moulding

Learning about energy efficiency leads to holistic review of Global’s processes and materials efficiency.

Cover - Clothes Dryer Retrofit Trial PDF December 2016

Clothes Dryer Retrofit Trial

The trial found that replacing electric clothes dryers with heat pump dryers was cost effective for households with high dryer usage.

Cover - Gas Water Heater Retrofit Trial PDF December 2016

Gas Water Heater Retrofit Trial

This trial achieved average energy savings of 18.8% for an average payback period of 10.3 years.

Cover - Swimming Pool Pump Retrofit Trial PDF December 2016

Swimming Pool Pump Retrofit Trial

In this trial old single-speed pool pumps were replaced with new high efficiency three-speed pumps to assess the impacts.