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Business and Industry

There are great opportunities for the business and industry sectors to innovate and improve practices to bring about efficiencies in resource management.

Many are already taking steps toward cutting costs, boosting productivity and advancing sustainability by changing inefficient practices to ensure they maximise resources and minimise waste.

A range of useful information is available from both government and industry groups, including:

> E-waste Processing in Victoria (EPA)

> E-waste Guide for Business

> Market Development for Recovered Resources (SV)

> Commercial Business Efficiencies (SV)

> Waste Data Portal

> Complying with Environmental Legislation (EPA)

> Victorian Waste Management Association

> Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association Australia

> National Waste Report 2018

> Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan

Local Innovation, Enterprise & Sustainability

 

Gibsons Groundspread

Green waste from Melbourne council's household kerbside collections is being composted by Gibsons Groundspread in Yarram, as part of MWRRG's Back to Earth initiative, with the compost then used by farmers to improve pasture and crops.

Tim Missen, a fourth-generation Gippsland dairy farmer has been using compost from Gibsons Groundspread on his dairy farm for six years.

The compost adds nutrients back into the soil, making a major difference in soil composition and resulting in healthier cows. He tells viewers how plastic and other packaging in green waste bins is a real problem. > View footage

Black Rainbow Sustainable Printing

In 1987 Black Rainbow was established as Australia’s first environmentally responsible printing company.

Combining 100% recycled, non chlorine bleached papers, organic based non toxic inks and solar power to reduce environmental impacts, Black Rainbow are industry leaders when it comes to sustainable printing practices. > Find out more

mulch and compostGippsland Water Soil and Organic Recycling Facility (SORF)

The SORF treats and recycles liquid and solid prescribed waste from businesses. It is the first facility of its kind in Victoria, and reduces the amount of waste going to landfill.

The SORF gives businesses a sustainable waste management option to treat and recover prescribed and non-prescribed organic wastes and hydrocarbon contaminated soils, which can then be reused. Find out more 

Recycled coffee beansCoffee Grounds Gippsland

Coffee Grounds Gippsland is a social enterprise that is run by Barefoot Pathways Transitional Training Centre. Our goal is to collect and recycle used coffee grounds from cafés and food venues that serve coffee across Gippsland. > Find out more...

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Source: Planet Ark Environmental Foundation. The Australian Circular Economy Hub (ACE Hub) is officially launching this November. A circular economy...
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