The township of Licola – 254 kilometres east of Melbourne – is the only privately-owned town in Victoria. A resource assessment identified savings of $45,000 per year for an investment of $75,000.
Melbourne Zoo worked with catering contractors to reduce contamination of the catering waste being added into the Zoo's organic waste recycling program and increase the amount of waste processed at their onsite in-vessel compost system.
Pemara Labels undertook a resource assessment followed by process and equipment upgrades which have resulted in a reduction in materials use, improved quality and significant cost savings.
Recent energy efficiency improvements by South Pacific Laundry have resulted in a reduction in gas consumption of 4–6 per cent, saving the business around $65,000 per year.
The management of the city-based restaurant, club, café and grocer, The European, believe that to deliver waste reduction they must review materials inputs and outputs as a whole, which will then drive resource efficiency.