ReefHQ, which houses the largest living aquarium coral reef in Townsville, QLD, puts sustainability ahead of every decision for each aspect of their business.
From building renovations to uniforms and wetsuits, they aim to reduce waste and use sustainable procurement for all future business needs.
What is sustainable procurement?
Sustainable procurement turns waste into new goods, which reduces landfill, demand for resources and carbon emissions.
By putting sustainability first, ReefHQ reduced their impact on the environment and even surprised a few contractors who thought it couldn’t be done.
Sustainability should factor in every decision to run a business, but it was especially important for a tourism venue like ReefHQ, whose attraction is the environment!
As an example, during a recent renovation expansion, they looked at every material that was being demolished before deconstruction to aim to use it elsewhere in the building.
The company they chose for demolitions separated concrete waste to reuse it in road infrastructure.
In choosing their floor coverings, they chose a company that could show the full life-cycle of the product, including its environmental impact.
They also chose new products like uniforms that were made from 100% recycled materials, reducing the need for new raw materials.
Running a sustainable business takes planning and consideration, but as ReefHQ has showed, any business can be sustainable if you think about it.
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