|Updated Thursday, 25th October 2012|
|‘The Living Bin’ scoops prize at Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2012 |
Falls Creek Resort Management (FCRM) has jointly won the State Government Award at the prestigious Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2012.
|Member for Benalla, Bill Sykes earlier this month congratulated Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Mount Buller, Alpine Shire, North East Regional Waste Management Group and 4Site Australia P/L on The Living Bin initiative which won the State Government Award at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2012 in Melbourne.|
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards which represent Victoria’s highest recognition for sustainability initiatives.
“Innovative sustainable business practices can only grow as consumer demand for products and services with sustainable credentials continues to increase. All of these winners are leading the way,” Mr Smith said.
Dr Sykes said projects such as The Living Bin initiative were making a real difference by reducing environmental impact and enhancing the Victorian economy.
Dr Sykes said, “The Living Bin is a joint initiative between three alpine resorts which is administered by State Government Boards. This program captures organic waste from Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mount Buller and Dinner Plain alpine village, to convert it into commercial fertiliser. A successful trial of organic collection was conducted in 2010, and in 2011 the program was extended into commercial food outlets, club lodges and private accommodation. In 2011 this program had several hundred participants and diverted over 70 tonnes of organic waste from landfill.”
The Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2012 were proudly sponsored by Abigroup, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Veolia and ioata.
For more information about the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2012 visit sustainabilityawards.vic.gov.au