Spotlight on what matters – The Great Barrier Reef

etender supports the Fight for the Reef campaign.

The future of the reef hangs in the balance.  As Australians we are its custodians.  If we sit on our hands and wait for someone else to do something it may be lost for ever.

You can show your support by going to  or

Stand up for something wonderful that has no voice and DO IT NOW!

etender’s triple bottom line – people, planet and profit


Like most other Australians etender is concerned about the effects human activity has on the environment and is committed to help reduce this at the corporate level.

We aim to help move ourselves and client companies towards achievement of the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit by providing an efficient system that replaces demand for non green products or services.

By partnering with etender clients are helping themselves prepare for the expected future ‘carbon constrained’ economy.

Here are some etender “Green Facts”

GREEN FACT 1 One tonne of paper makes about 400 reams of A4 paper. One ream (500sheets) will take about 50 litres of water to produce. Looking at the example above it will take nearly 20 reams of paper to produce those documents or 1000 litres of water.  That’s the daily water usage for nearly 7 people or over one year, 2,555 people! So then you think – we won’t print them and send them we’ll burn a CD – well maybe you should THINK AGAIN  GREEN FACT 2 –

  • To manufacture half a kilogram of plastic (30 CDs per half a kilo), it requires approximately 100 cubic metres of natural gas, 2 cups (around 400ml) of crude oil and 96 litres of water
  • It is estimated that it will take over 1 million years for a CD to completely decompose in a landfill
  • a cd/dvd is considered a class 7 recyclable plastic

GREEN FACT 3 – Number 7 Plastics? These types of plastics are found in: Three- and five-gallon water bottles, ‘bullet-proof’ materials, sunglasses, DVDs, iPods and computer cases, signs and displays, certain food containers, nylon and a wide variety of plastic resins. A few are even made from plants (polyactide) and are compostable. Polycarbonate is a number 7, and it is this hard plastic that has people worried these days, after studies have shown it can leach potential hormone disruptors which may affect the endocrine (glandular) systems of humans and wildlife resulting in development and reproductive problems.

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Always look out for your mate on site

Yes safety is primarily the responsibility of the individual but staying alert and keeping an eye out for your friend can help prevent things like this happening.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a fatal incident that occurred on Sunday 27 July 2014 in Fortitude Valley.

A worker died after falling into a two metre deep trench which collapsed while being excavated to replace a sewer line.

Could this happen anywhere your employees are working?

This  is a reminder for you and your organisation to consider the effectiveness of your safety management systems in preventing an incident like this from occurring at a workplace.

For information on workplace health and safety visit the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website at