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Sustainable Business

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

These include our Sustainable Business Breakfasts, ASPIRE (resource match-making program), Operation Clean Sweep and more recently, Environmental Upgrade Agreement Financing. Read on to find out more.


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 breakfast.

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


ASPIRE – (Council’s resource match-making program)







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

To get started, follow these easy steps:

  1. Register your business here 
  2. Upload details of your material resource needs – outputs (waste) or inputs (i.e. feedstock)
  3. Read more or watch a video to hear how it works 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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