Sustainability Business Stories

The free ecoBiz program has assessed the waste, water and energy practices in hundreds of businesses like yours in Queensland and developed case studies to help improve operations and save money through sustainability.

Find out about businesses who have completed the first stages of the ecoBiz program and become recognised Star Partners. Discover how they cut down bills, improved their carbon footprint and made a minimum 10% improvement in their energy, water or waste efficiency with the help of ecoBiz experts.

B & C Plastics

Tens of thousands of plastic paint pails destined for landfill have been recycled into new products designed for the original consumer, with a Brisbane business leading a ‘true circular economy’. 

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ecoBiz story - Fergus Builders

A Mackay building business with a rich history servicing regional Queensland communities is securing a sustainable business future with the help of Business Chamber Queensland’s ecoBiz program. 

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ecoBiz Story - Endeavour Foundation

The opportunity to learn more about sustainability allowed Endeavour Foundation at Noosaville to make significant savings in energy and waste, reduce bills and create a sustainable focus among the people they support and staff. 

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ecoBiz story: White Whale Coffee

“They want to work at White Whale”: How sustainability is supporting a Far North Queensland coffee business.

For Far North Queensland coffee roasters Ali and Stephen Slotemaker, a sustainable business focus has more value than minimising their environmental impact, reducing emissions and saving money.

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ecoBiz story: WestsideHQ

A buzzing community hub in the Western Brisbane suburbs is home to more than five decades of history – but WestsideHQ is setting the local sustainable business agenda with a firm focus on the future of the business. 

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ecoBiz story: Bardon Kindy

A suburban kindergarten with more than 70 years’ history in the Bardon community have transformed their approach to sustainability and saved between 60.5% and 87% on water, waste and energy efficiencies.  

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Full Circle Fibres

Re-creating the full circle of everyday textile items in Australia, Brisbane business owner Meriel Chamberlin is reimagining the way we source, produce and dispose of materials. 

As a part of the Circular economy pilot project, Meriel had the opportunity to develop partnerships along the textile supply chain to trial processes to collect, sort and reprocess post-consumer textile waste into new products. 

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Atlas Soils

For the past two years, Atlas Soils directors Jason Lange, Steve Hannah and Paul Bull have been collecting local waste from households, businesses and the council and processing into a variety of soil end products capable of rejuvenating everything from garden beds and lawns to mine sites, developments, agricultural land and cities – where it’s needed most.  

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Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.