Why get involved?

There are many criteria required for Bundaberg Regional to achieve Eco Destination Certification. One criterion requires the promotion and encouragement of sustainable tourism practices among local businesses, including meeting sustainability standards in waste, water, energy and climate change management.

By becoming a more sustainabile business, you will play an active part in helping the region achieve Eco Destination Certification!

Join the ecoBiz program

ecoBiz is a free program for small to medium businesses, institutions and organisations, funded by the Queensland Government. With the help of an ecoBiz expert, Bundaberg region businesses and organisations have been able to develop action plans to help them save money and increase efficiencies. With over 1000 businesses registered from all over Queensland, 90% of businesses recorded an increase in productivity and savings.

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Top sustainable business tips

Top 8 ways to make your business more eco friendly

  • Get a Nature Tourism, Ecotourism or Advanced Ecotourism certification for your business. Visit ecotourism.org.au for more information or see below for information about BRC's cash subsidy program
  • Swapyour plastic straws with Biopak Art Straws, free of charge, funded by the Great Barrier Reef Foundation, here.
  • Develop your own sustainability plan
  • Choose locally produced consumables
  • Say no to plastic bags
  • Know your carbon emissions and work to reduce them
  • Share your sustainability measures with your customers
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle!



How to create a sustainable business strategy

Wanting to start your sustainable business plan and not sure where to start? Harvard Business School's blog on sustainability in business asks some great questions to get you started.

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Green marketing and the Australian Consumer Law

The ACCC have produced a handy guide to educate businesses about their obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 regarding environmental claims on your labelling, packaging and advertising.

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