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Sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Council’s Business Directions team works on a variety of programs and partnerships which help businesses to reduce costs, along with their impact on the environment.

These include:

  • Kingston Sustainable Business Breakfasts
  • ASPIRE – an online waste match-making website for business outputs and inputs
  • Environmental Upgrade Agreement Financing
  • Operation Clean Sweep to reduce plastic resin pellet loss into our waterways.

Sustainable Business Breakfasts 

At our Sustainable Business Breakfasts, join with other local business owners over a hot breakfast, to hear participating business profiles, their interest in sustainability and new initiatives to reduce operating costs.  Become part of a growing network of businesses that are aware of the competitive advantage of sharing sustainable knowledge and business innovation.

A growing number of Kingston businesses recognise the value of sharing sustainability initiatives and information at bi-monthly networking breakfasts.

For more information, and to register for our next Sustainable Business Breakfasts view our Events Calendar.



An online match-making program for material resources and waste streams

ASPIRE is an online material resource match-maker which aims to reduce waste management costs.  It can reduce your waste disposal costs and cut the amount of waste going to landfill.  To learn more about the program, click here.

 Watch this video and find out the benefits of ASPIRE here.

To register, click here.


Environmental Upgrade Agreement Financing

If you’re looking to upgrade your businesses environmental sustainability – be it energy, water, waste or another type of work – there is now an opportunity for you to access easy finance, assisted by Kingston Council.

Environmental Upgrade Agreement Financing can be used to support a broad range of works to improve the environmental sustainability of Kingston businesses, read more.


Operation Clean Sweep

For business in the plastics industry - make zero pellet loss your goal! The message is simple: Resin pellets should be contained, reclaimed and/or disposed of properly. Watch the Operation Clean Sweep engagement video below 


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