Many businesses want to become more eco-friendly, however they find it challenging to develop and execute a plan that will improve their sustainability. This is often because they don’t have access to the resources or manpower to implement sustainable activities that will reduce their organisation’s impact on the environment.

One of the easiest ways to improve the sustainability of your business is by partnering with organisations that specialize in eco-friendly activities that help to close the loop.

Cartridges for Planet Ark.

Ink cartridges are a huge problem for the environment. They contain toxins that are harmful for the environment and they can take between 400 to 1000 years to degrade. In order to minimize their impact on the environment, printer cartridges need to be sent to specific recyclers who can dismantle them, recycle the inks, metals and plastics and then dispose of the leftover waste from the cartridges in the most eco-efficient way possible.


Clean-up Australia – Container Deposit Schemes

Local governments across Australia are adopting a rewards program for container collections. Under the program, schools and charities will be encouraged to collect containers for a 10 cent cash rebate. Each recycled bottle could net 10 cents



TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that helps businesses and individuals recycle waste that is known to be difficult. The organization has partnered with several free recycling programs that’s offered by brands.

On their website, they will ask you to sign-up and search for a recycling program that you can participate in. Some of the programs that would benefit businesses include:

  • Mailing satchel recycling program with Australia Post
  • Nespresso coffee capsule recycling program.

You can visit their website to find out more information.



Waste management company Suez help businesses recycle paper, plastics, glass, car parts and e-waste. Households and small businesses are able to drop off their recyclable items at any of their public Resource Recovery & Recycling Centres.


Local state schemes that you can take advantage of.

Currently, New South Wales and Victoria have state sponsored schemes that entitle businesses to subsidies or discounts if they invest in energy-efficient technology. LEDified is bridging the gap by helping businesses that are based in the states to apply for the scheme, so they can take full advantage of the schemes benefits.

You can find out more via the links below.

Energy Savings Scheme (ESS – New South Wales)

Victoria Energy Efficiency Target (VEET)

Businesses need to realise that they don’t need to do everything themselves in order to achieve their sustainability goals. Partnering with the right organisations will actually help them propel their eco-friendly initiatives. Get in touch with one of the organisations listed above to see how they can help your business today.