Monday, February 27, 2012

'Greening for Growth'

Port Melbourne businesses were strongly represented on a panel discussion on sustainability in business at the refurbished Port Town Hall this evening. David Downie [centre] spoke about Kosdown's ongoing and continuing sustainable approaches. Kosdown was the first printer to go directly from computer to plate - eliminating the need for processes based on chemicals and water. They have made significant changes in water, energy and waste - are accredited through the Forestry Stewardship Council and are going for the highest level of certification in waste management. David is exceptionally open to innovation and to change where it makes sense from a business point of view. Also in Rouse St, Josh Littman [right], from Daisy Drycleaning spoke about their wet drycleaning process that eliminates the need for solvents that are not well tolerated by people with asthma. Dr Elisabeth Fenwick from Current Consulting based in Fishermens Bend outlined how her business had gone about introducing a wide range of sustainabilty measures. All speakers stressed the dollar savings they had achieved through reducing their energy and water use and better managing waste. Council supports a range of programs to support business. Go to

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