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BETTER BUSINESS VIDEO CASE STUDIES

BBP Banks & Solander Case study

Banks & Solander

Banks & Solander is a family owned boutique micro distillery hidden in the back streets of Botany.

BBP House of Bamboo Case study

House of Bamboo

Australia’s largest supplier of certified engineered bamboo and rattan.

BBP TOMbag case study

TOMbag

Innovative reusable items such as bin liners to avoid single use plastic

BBP Green Moustache case study

Green Moustache

Garden Rooftop bar and restaurant in North Sydney CBD

BBP Creative Sounds case study

Creative Sounds Studio and School

A music school and recording studio specialising in private tuition and band programs in Willoughby.

BBP St Ives Shopping Village case study

St Ives Shopping Village

Family owned shopping village Winner Better Business Shopping Centre 2018

BBP Flat Rock Brew Cafe case study

Flat Rock Brew Cafe

Popular micro-brewery and bar-restaurant in Naremburn with innovative waste practices

BBP North Spoon case study

The North Spoon

Local cafe restaurant with focus on renewable energy and local produce and suppliers

BBP Best Bagel case study

Best Bagel Co

Putting the “hole in wholesome” bagel cafe in Cremorne 

BBP Pop This case study

Pop This

A Point-of-Sale Merchandise design company on a mission to influence industry to be more sustainable.

BBP Orchard ELC St Ives case study

Orchard Early Learning St Ives

A purpose built early childcare in St Ives with a focus on sustainability

BBP Koskela case study

Koskela

Australian made sustainable furniture solutions for communal and collaborative spaces

BBP Castle Cove Family Dental case study

Castle Cove Family Dental

family focused dental practice with a strong focus on prevention and sustainable practices

BBP Cassius case study

Cassius Cafe

Popular neighbourhood cafe plastic and single use free in West Chatswood

BBP North Sydney Community Centre case study

North Sydney Community

Serving diverse community needs and the Northside Produce Market held every second saturday.

BBP The Steam Engine case study

The Steam Engine

Busy cafe in Chatswood Interchange pioneers of BYO cup and reducing single waste

BBP Simplex case study

Simplex Engineering

ASP3 Electrical engineering specialists in North Sydney making their office liveable and sustainable

BBP North Sydney Yoga case study

North Sydney Yoga

Established sustainable focused Ashtanga Yoga Studio in McMahons Point.

BBP Chatswood ELC case study

Chatswood Magnolia Cottage ELC

Early Learning Centre in Chatswood with focus on value of play and creative arts and connection

BBP Sydney by Kayak case study

Sydney by Kayak

Sustainable and eco-focused kayak and clean-up tours of Sydney Harbour

BBP The Uniform Exchange case study

Uniform Exchange

Second-hand school uniform, text book and resources exchange in Pymble

BBP Shed Eleven case study

Shed Eleven

Furniture Upcycling, sustainable design community education and workshops

BBP Kuringgai Fitness & aquatic centre case study

Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre

KFAC is a sustainable fitness and aquatic centre re waste, water and energy.

BBP Gig Buddies case study

ACL Gig Buddies

Supporting adults with disabilities to live independently and have fun!

BBP Evoke Limo case study

Evoke Limousine

Luxury limousine service with an all electric zero emission fleet for sustainable ground transport

BBP Roseville Cinema case study

Roseville Cinema

Local family owned independent art house cinema in Roseville trying to minimise environmental footprint.

BBP Neo Naturally Australian Case Study

Neo Australia

Neo Australia is a certified BCorp responsible producer of organic tea and skincare products

BBP Sudu Hair Case Study

SUDU Hair

Popular hair and beauty salon located in Roseville.

BBP Sessions Hair Case Study

Sessions Hair

BCorp Sustainable Salon winner Better Business Award 2021 McMahons Point

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Better Business?

A local business that is an accredited BBP member and who undertake actions to become more sustainable in 9 key areas: Energy, Water, Waste, Transport, Reducing Plastic, Community, Staff, Purchasing and Business Health. They are committed to improving their practices and doing their best to reduce their environmental impact, making social improvements, whilst thriving economically. Better Businesses are all for the planet, people and prosperity – so let’s support them!

Why Choose a Better Business?

It’s important to support all local businesses wherever possible, to ensure a cohesive and economically robust local community. Buying local means less pollution is created as less energy is expended from unnecessary travel. Less energy used for transportation and production generates less pollution and therefore reduces our carbon emissions. Better Businesses are local businesses that go one step further. They want their operations to be successful through sustainability. They demonstrate a commitment to people and planet and show that being in business is not just about the bottom line. Acknowledging that they can be a good corporate citizen through supporting social causes and  improving their operations which leaves a smaller imprint on the environment.

How does a local business become a Better Business?

The first step is for a local business to become a BBP member. To become a member a business needs to reside within the North Sydney, Willoughby or Ku-ring-gai Council areas and then be assessed against nine areas of business sustainability. Once assessed the business becomes an accredited BBP member and they are classified as a Better Business.

It’s not about being perfect, as sustainability is an ongoing journey for all. BBP is for any local business that wants to be successful through sustainable practices and become more environmentally friendly. If you are a local business who is interested in joining, complete the online assessment.

Buy Better Buy Local‘ is a BBP initiative to encourage the community to ‘go local first’ and seek out businesses who are BBP accredited.

Why? Because these local businesses are undertaking actions to be more sustainable in their practices and have a mindful awareness of their impact on people and the environment.

Find amazing local suppliers of goods, products and services in our ‘Find a Better Business Directory’.

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