26 September 2023

Icon Water banks Banksia awards

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Icon Water has been awarded the Banksia Foundation’s 2020 Large Business Award and its overall Gold Award.

Manager of Environment and Sustainability at Icon Water, Ben Bryant said the annual Banksia Sustainability Awards offered the opportunity for Australian businesses to showcase their conservation efforts.

“Icon Water has three sustainability principles: enrich our neighbourhood, respect resources and care for tomorrow,” Mr Bryant said.

“We feel the Banksia Foundation’s efforts to address the impacts of climate change really connect with these principles,” he said.

“The Banksia Awards have offered us the opportunity to show that our sustainability goals extend beyond water.”

Mr Bryant said Icon Water’s No Opportunity Wasted Program was at the heart of its submission for the Banksia Award and showed its commitment to responsible consumption and production.

He said the Program was a collaboration with several local businesses and consisted of eight resource recovery initiatives which targeted opportunities for the reuse and recycling of items that would otherwise be considered waste.

“This program has been the driving force for Icon Water to make several critical changes to how we approach sustainability within the organisation for community, environmental and economic benefits in our region,” he said.

Mr Bryant said that through the Program, Icon Water had kept 16 tonnes of Agri-Ash out of landfills each day; achieved 100 per cent reuse of Spoil (the waste material from excavations or mining); and created Biochar, an alternative to heat treatment systems.

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