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In 1998—fuelled by six years of water recycling successes—the Nursery Traders Board committed to the goal of Achieving world best practice in sound environmental management. Today, the business’s combined water, energy and waste initiatives are beyond industry best practice. Nursery Traders’ five water-recycling projects saved the business an estimated 59,067,820 litres in 2011 alone—taking water savings to an unprecedented 98.52 per cent and using no potable water to irrigate its 12,000 m2+ nursery in August, September, October, December, April, May and June. Meanwhile, Nursery Traders believes its 2010-installed solar power generation system remains the largest privately owned solar power system in Queensland. Rated at 76 megawatt-hours per annum, the system has made the business largely energy self-sufficient; with excess green power sold to the Queensland power grid. Becoming water and energy self-reliant, however, represented only two of the business’s sustainability goals. In 2011, Nursery Traders has already cut its business waste by half.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 08:16