A DINGLEY Village tableware business has come away from an awards night with two trophies for its sustainability efforts.
The inaugural Kingston Sustainable Business Awards were held last week. Five awards were handed out on the night to businesses in the Kingston municipality displaying sustainable business practices.
EcoSouLife won two awards – it took home the ethical sourcing and procurement prize and the award for sustainable leadership.
EcoSouLife’s tableware products use alternatives to harmful plastics, foams, and metals, and naturally degrade when buried.
Other award-winning businesses included Moorabbin-based online marketplace Reluv Clothing in the waste reduction and circular economy category, and window business e2environments engineered in the young changemaker and innovators category. Mordialloc business owner Darren Whittaker won the individual award for founding Azolla Certified. His business is a accreditation agency recognising sustainable and ethical business practices.
Kingston mayor Hadi Saab said the awards night was “a terrific celebration and acknowledgement of those leading the way in environmental and ethical practices and a great chance to hear about the innovation and leadership all our winners are bringing to their work.”
“Their achievements are certainly paving the way for a more innovative and sustainable Kingston while also boosting the local economy,” he said. “We hoped these awards would encourage networking, the sharing of information on good environmental and ethical practices and more of our businesses integrating sustainable practices into their operations moving forward. We feel they have done just that.”