Extension of ecoBiz Program the Right Call in Lowering Waste Costs for Queensland Business: CCIQ

Saturday 17 November, 2018 | By: Dan Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed state environment minister, Leeanne Enoch’s announcement of an extension to CCIQ’s successful ecoBiz program that has helped Queensland’s small to medium sized businesses sector realise record savings in energy, water and waste reduction.

The expansion of $1.8 million of funding into the ecoBiz program is the culmination of CCIQ’s participation in a series of government stakeholder workshops aimed at ensuring businesses are not only improving overall efficiency but reducing their waste burden in the process.

CCIQ's General Manager of Advocacy Kate Whittle said the program which is free for business is aimed squarely at reducing costs whilst maximizing ecoefficiency throughout the commercial sector in Queensland so as to deliver millions of dollars in cost savings across the economy.

“If your business is not reducing costs through energy, water and more topically, waste then it is simply eroding its margins and profitability.

“The ecoBiz program has already reduced waste by 24,796 tonnes for Queensland SMEs since 2013, and continues to assist industries such as manufacturing, hospitality and tourism,” Ms Whittle said.

The ecoBiz program has seen funding extended through to 2022 and in the last three years deliver significant costs reductions among participating small-medium businesses including;

    • 15% energy costs
    • 13% water costs
    • 11% waste costs

The ecoBiz program is a one of a kind in that it offers achievable solutions delivered through one on one coaching sessions with local sustainability experts comprehensively throughout the state.

CCIQ congratulates the government on extending the ecoBiz initiative which will ensure Queensland businesses are among the most efficient and cost effective enterprises operating across Australia.

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More information:

To register for the program: http://ecobiz.cciq.com.au/

Contact ecoBiz: ecoBiz@cciq.com.au

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