AUSTRALIA’S WASTE PROBLEM HAS NOW BECOME CRITICAL! WE AS A COUNTRY HAVE STARTED BECOMING RESPONSIBLE BY INTRODUCING PAPER STRAWS AND BANNING SINGLE USE BAGS BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE WE CAN DO!
The time is now for not only corporate responsibility but for all of us to take action. It’s time now!
In the past, we have sent huge amounts of waste to predominantly countries such as China, India and Indonesia for processing. Well that has all stopped! These countries are now refusing to accept our trash which leaves us with a huge problem! Australia doesn’t have the infrastructure to process our waste and is now getting to crisis point
Check this Bloomberg story (after a short advert). Bloomberg outlines that Humans are expected to generate 3.4 billion tons of trash annually by 2050. But countries are running out of places to put it. (Source: Bloomberg)
We introduced Eco Burner to Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands in early 2017. Eco Burner is a Marine Grade Stainless Steel, refillable heating device for chafing dishes on buffets. It is refilled using a clean burning, sustainable butane/propane fuel out of a fully recyclable can. Eco Burner is replacing toxic chemical burners called gels and wick that, once used….AND NEVER FULLY USED….is thrown into landfill!
Since introducing Eco Burner into the competitive Australian buffet fuel market, we have grown rapidly from Zero, thanks to our environmental and safety conscious customers. Although still commanding less than an estimated 5% of the Australian market, we have already made astonishing environmental advancements since launching in 2017:
Our collective Australian customers have reduced their carbon footprint and landfill waste!
CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION – 61 TONNES *
LANDFILL WASTE REDUCTION – 22 TONNES **
*Based on independent study by Carbon Footprint – See report
** Eco Burner is a refillable stainless steel recepticle. Fuel Cans are fully recyclable. Chemical burners contain left over hazardous waste and at minimum residual hazardous waste which needs to go into landfill. Based on average 2 hour fuel can weighing 50 grams empty and includes average 30% wastage
If Eco Burner has just 5% of the market, the national buffet fuel usage could reduce carbon emissions by 1,220 tonnes & reduce landfill waste by 440 tonnes per year. That is a great step forward for hospitality sustainability!
Other benefits of Eco Burner
- Safer – Eco Burner turns off when tipped over or when chafing dishes run out of water and is cool to touch
- Non-Toxic – Chemical Burners create toxic fumes and is dangerous when breathed. Face masks and gloves should be worn
- Cheaper – Because you use 100% of the fuel, there is no wastage PLUS you generally only need one per chafer
- Versatile – Eco Burner won’t go out in the wind.
Did you know?
Australia has around 600 officially registered landfill sites and as many as 2,000 unregulated landfill sites? That’s one for every 8,500 Australians! What?
Source: The Conversation – Story
To take the message a step further, we introduced Eco Serve! The latest innovation in beautiful, sustainable and portable buffet presentations. Eco Serve is a slick, waterless replacement for chafing dishes which is powered by Eco Burner. In addition to Eco Burner’s environmental benefits, Eco Serve’s unique heating design uses less fuel than conventional chafing dishes with the main benefit being it requires absolutely no water. The average chafing dish requires between 2 – 4 litres of water. We have also adopted easy to remove bowls unlike standard chafing dishes which are extremely hard to remove. This promotes fresher food, more often… and much less waste!
Eco Serve is perfect for all day buffets, weddings, functions, meeting rooms, private parties and more.
Find out more about Eco Serve
CUSTOMER GALLERY – https://www.tabledirect.com.au/eco-serve-gallery-worldwide-customers/