“Our findings provide further evidence of the effects of exposure to disinfectants on respiratory problems, and highlight the urgency of integrating occupational health considerations into guidelines for cleaning and disinfection in healthcare settings such as hospitals”
The Queensland Government has finally rallied against plastic pollution and its potential harm to the environment. Single use plastic bags will now be banned, and a new 10c container deposit scheme will be put forth from July 2018 onwards.
One of our favourites, the supremely talented Shaun Presland, returns as Group Executive Chef at Sake Group. Presland was a member of the launch team of the first Saké Restaurant & Bar in The Rocks in 2008
This paper recently released in the Journal of Aquatic Research and Development reports on the efficacy of electrolysed water for inactivating microbes on aquatic products and particularly on extending the shelf life of fish, including shell fish.
With chef Dan Hunter leading Brae to culinary success, Brae has risen quickly since popping up into the culinary scene in 2015. Brae has won the coveted number one in this year's Financial Review's Australia's Top Restaurant Awards.
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. The video below tells you more about what they are aiming to do.
It's only been a few months, but Jackalope has already been named Australia's best hotel. Opened their hotel in April 2017, Jackalope was named Australia's Hotel of the Year 2017 at the annual Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide Awards.
Coles and Woolworths have finally jumped on the bandwagon on phasing out single-use plastics all across Australia. With 3.2 billion lightweight plastic bags per year that are being produced by Woolworths, this is a big step forward, environmentally speaking.
The team at Kingston Hospital Central Kitchen in Melbourne have been using their eWater reticulated system since the new kitchen building was completed around 8 years ago. They use eWater in every day operations and are proud to be reducing their chemical footprint while saving money on packaged chemicals.
In line with a growing body of evidence a study recently published in the Journal of Food Processing and Preservation demonstrated the effectiveness of electrolysed water highlights its benefits over traditional packaged chemical disinfectants.
"Electrolysed water is suitable for use in organic processing for the sanitation of food contact surfaces and equipment...as per Annex IV of the Australian Certified Organic Standard and Appendix E of the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce."
Everywhere I go companies ask me about alternatives to hazardous chemicals. “Where can I find them?” they ask. I recall one person at a recent meeting dubbing safe alternatives “the Holy Grail of chemicals management” with the rest of the audience nodding their heads in agreement.
Nowhere is safe from plastic it seems, least of all a tiny South Pacific island 5000 kilometres from the nearest human occupation that has the highest density of washed-up plastic rubbish known anywhere in the world.
The detrimental affects of single-use plastic bags are environmentally and economically alarming. South Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and the Northern Territory have independently introduced strict measures. Yet, WA and the eastern seaboard states, where most of Australia’s population lives, remains slow to change.
Neil Perry has opened a ninth Burger Project in the new 29-storey development 'V' by Crown Group, located the Sydney's Parramatta. eWater solutions will be used to clean and sanitise front and back of house, marking the eleventh collaboration between Rockpool Group (Urban Purveyor Group) and eWater Systems.