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Sustainability: solutions for business

Sustainability is crucial for businesses to mitigate climate change. Adopting eco-friendly practices not only reduces environmental impact but also enhances business reputation, attracts socially conscious consumers and ensures long-term economic resilience.

Resources to help your business

Use these resources to inform and guide your business with innovative solutions to recycling and waste, and ways to conserve energy and water in your business.

Useful websites

Find advice on how to take action on sustainability in your business.

Being sustainable is about making positive changes in your business for the planet and people around you. It helps you stay resilient and meet the growing demand for products and services that do no harm. Use this checklist to take a step towards sustainability.

Promoting your sustainability can lead to a competitive advantage which helps you create a point of difference from your competitors. Talking about sustainability helps your customers, employees and community understand your business values.

Use this guide from Business.gov.au to help.

Use this Business.gov.au toolkit to help you become a sustainable tourism business, balancing the needs of people and place with profit. Whether you’re starting out in tourism or have been in the industry for a while, you benefit by keeping up with visitors’ demand for sustainability.

Available initiatives for your business to explore:

Find programs and incentives to save your business money and help you take action on sustainability.

Frankston City Council, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and the City of Casey have partnered to deliver the Trim Your Bin program.

The program is for local businesses looking to reduce waste, save costs, and protect the environment.

It’s an innovative, regional approach to addressing circularity in the commercial sector.

Through the program, businesses can reduce their waste, save time and money, and contribute to a more circular and sustainable local economy.

The Victorian government is offering businesses rebates through the Solar for Business Program. Rebates to cover up to 50% of the cost of a rooftop solar system with a maximum rebate of $3, 500, plus the option of an interest free loan.

Did you know, your waste can regenerate our reefs?

Building on the large-scale shellfish restoration efforts already underway in Port Phillip, OzFish Unlimited and the Shire are teaming up to turn discarded oyster, scallop and mussel shells into a valuable resource for our local waters.

With a new recycling site in Flinders, shells from partnering businesses will be collected, cleaned, and returned to the sea, providing a habitat for new marine life. OzFish Unlimited will deliver you a bin, arrange your weekly pick up, and recycle those shells into new reefs.

Register your interest.

The Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program is helping Victorians cut power bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by giving households and business access to discounted energy efficient products and services.  A range of energy efficient appliances are available.  Accredited providers must be used to obtain these discounts.

Find out how your business can gain financial benefits through a partnership with Return-It.

We are encouraging local food businesses to join the Plastic Free Mornington Peninsula program. This initiative is making it easy for local food retailers to transition away from providing plastic takeaway items such as cutlery, straws, takeaway containers and coffee cups.

The Victorian government is offering businesses and residents of $3000 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle through the Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Subsidy.

Content reviewed and updated: December 2023

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