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29 March, 2022

Stitching a better environment together

Local, award-winning print and embroidery company Cardzilla has been a part of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s ecoBiz program funded by the Queensland Government for over a year now.

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon and Cardzilla's Owner Andrew Nakvoics

The team at Cardzilla have seen their bills come down and perfected their waste management and energy practices in this period. 

Joining the program in February 2021, Owner, and Director of Cardzilla, Andrew Nakovics, knew he could pick up a few tips that would help his company be at the forefront of sustainability in the industry. 

“I knew we were doing great with our waste and energy practices, but there is always room for improvement, so we joined the ecoBiz program,” Mr Nakovics said. 

After their initial audit, Cardzilla achieved an ecoBiz Star Partnership on March 31, 2021, receiving a 2-star rating for their Energy and Waste best practices. 

“We are proud to have qualified and received the award, which means we are doing the best practice in our industry.” 

One of the biggest expenses for a business is the forever increasing expense of water, energy and waste bills. That is why Mr Nakovics has continued to make Cardzilla as sustainable as possible through the program. 

“We have solar panels, divided waste, we recycle our Fuji Xerox tonner and parts from our production machines. Our staff are delighted and proud to be a part of the program, and they share ways the business can continually improve with our practices,” he said.

After a year of refining Cardzilla’s business with the assistance of the ecoBiz program, Mr Nakovics is eager to find out their latest rating to come out on March 29.

“We have done everything we can, and I expect we will have improved from our first audit.”

Visiting today at Cardzilla, Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said it was great to see businesses like Cardzilla taking the lead in this space, driving down their energy usage and bringing down the cost of their bills simultaneously. 

 “To play our part, the Queensland Government has just announced the latest round of climate-specific grants through its Community Sustainability Action grants program,” Minister Scanlon said. 

 “These grants highlight the Queensland Government’sGovernment’s commitment to acting on climate change and supporting climate action among our communities and I know people across Queensland want to do more to address climate change. 

 “This latest round of funding will appeal to organisations who want to help change their communities and their environment through local, inventive projects that address climate change.” 

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