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The BEC Fleet’s Latest Addition

The latest addition to our BEC fleet is all branded up 

The customized branding was designed in-house for our new toy, a supercharged and turbocharged VW Polo GTI. 

Give us a ‘honk’ if you see this sassy machine rolling through your neighbourhood. 

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Better Bin Lining

Most major supermarkets across Queensland have now banned single-use plastic bags and in the aftermath many Australian households are taking the opportunity to start lining our bins with something a little greener.

With the best of intentions, many of us use biodegradable plastic bags as liners. Unfortunately, Australian laws about what can be called ‘biodegradable’ are shockingly lax. Many products labelled ‘biodegradable’ or ‘environmentally friendly’ just have chemicals added that ensure the bags break down into micro-plastics, but they still don’t biodegrade completely and still wreak havoc on the environment – (they’re just harder to see!). 

The solution is finding bags that are bio-based (composed of polymers made from starches like corn or potatoes) which are truly biodegradable, such as Biobag. You may struggle to find Biobags at your local supermarket, but they are available online here.  It is also worth checking with your local council if they supply biobags (or something similar) for free, as some Queensland councils do.

More info here.

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Michael LeFevre on the need for Collaboration

This article has been doing the rounds in the office.

It takes a critical look at the design and construction industry and comes to the conclusion we are shockingly ineffective in our ability to collaborate and work as a team.

LeFevre poses some interesting ideas about how this can be overcome as we move forward and what it would take to change the current individualistic culture of the industry.

Take a peek – it’s worth a read.

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2018 QLD Architecture Awards

The team at BE Collective are passionate about good architecture and design. We have been caught up in the wave of excitement surrounding the announcement of the 2018 Queensland Architecture Awards Winners – there have been some spectacular projects this year.  Here are a few of our favourites…

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