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Being efficient with your energy and water resources not only helps improve the bottom line but aligns your business with environmental goals that can attract eco-conscious customers and investors. Thinking sustainably, also ensures you comply with regulations and enhances your corporate social responsibility.
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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.

Available initiatives for your business to explore:

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

Victoria’s container deposit scheme CDS Vic, started on 1 November 2023. The scheme rewards Victorians with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return.

Find out how your business can gain financial benefits from this scheme 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Quick links

Sometimes knowing where to start can be confusing. To help your business navigate becoming more accessible, and celebrating diversity and inclusion we have pulled together some sustainability case studies about local businesses doing things really well for you to read, check out the latest relating to sustainability news or see what sustainability events are programmed for the near future.

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Content updated April 2024

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