Reducing Trade Waste

Trade Waste Initiative

What is trade waste?

Trade waste is any used water and liquids from commercial, industrial, business or manufacturing activities. It’s important for businesses to manage trade waste as it may contain materials that cause blockages or damage to the sewerage system and the environment.

Reducing trade waste

Green Industries SA has worked with some of South Australia’s most iconic brands to help them improve the way they manage trade waste (waste water). Through the Trade Waste Initiative, Green Industries SA helped save businesses money on trade waste charges, while reducing the amount of water and energy they use to manufacture their products. 29 businesses received a share of more than $240,000 allowing them to build business cases for investment in on-site opportunities. Additionally, over $2 million has been provided to drive the take-up of the identified opportunities, delivering cost savings and positive environmental outcomes for the South Australian food and beverage sector.

Green Industries SA has partnered with the following companies on Trade Waste Initiatives since 2016:


Australian Bight Seafood Pty Ltd Australian Pure Fruits
Barossa Fine Foods Beerenberg
Boar's Rock C.A Henschke & Co
Coopers Brewery Ltd Dorrien Estate Winery
International Tastes La Casa Del Formaggio
La Vera Mozzarella Macro Meats
MBL Proteins (Protein Recyclers) Orora Limited
Pirate Life Brewing Revenir Winemaking
Robern Menz The South Australian Brewing Company
Thomas Foods International Lobethal Tuna Farmers Pty Ltd  
San Remo Macaroni Company Spring Gully Foods Pty Ltd
Teys Naracoorte Vinpac International
W & RC Milisits (Vili's cakes)  


For queries please contact:

Oliver Lovat

0437 641 138