Simply turning off the water to the press saves 22,000 litres a year and recycling the printing plate wash water for the developing processor saves a further 24,000 litres.
More water savings are possible if Fishprint clients choose 100 per cent recycled paper: this would save 13 large trees and 31,780 litres of water for every tonne used.
Through its environmental initiatives, Fishprint has achieved Australia’s highest level of environmental accreditation: Good Environmental Choice Australia accreditation – ISO 14024.
The savewater! awards are an initiative of the savewater! Alliance Inc, an alliance of metropolitan and regional water businesses from Victoria and New South Wales.
Finalists have been announced in ten other categories including ‘Built Environment’; ‘Community Action’; ‘Individual Action’; ‘Education Programs’; ‘Garden Management’; ‘Government’; ‘Manufacturing’; ‘Primary Industries’; ‘Regional Business’; and ‘Product Innovations’.
According to Nigel Finney, CEO of the savewater! Alliance Inc, "Never has there been a greater need for water saving innovation and education. Fishprint has stepped up to the challenge and their effort in developing water saving ideas and solutions is inspirational. Victorians will be inspired by their achievements.”
Winners will be announced at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne on March 23, 2007, following World Water Day.
As chief judge of the awards, Rob Gell led an expert judging panel consisting of academics and industry and government experts. “We were impressed by the level of ingenuity applied by Fishprint – and excited that this level of thinking and action is taking place across business to use water more efficiently,” says Gell.
savewater! awards® finalists for 2006/07 are:
Built Environment: Coles Group Limited; Greenmark Landscapes, Olinda; and Department of Infrastructure and Danfab, Campbellfield.
Community Groups: Heatherdale Tennis Club, Mitcham; Mambourin Enterprises, Sunshine.
Individual Action: Barbara Hallett, Wonthaggi; Janet Steele, Mitcham; Kevin Walsh, Castlemaine.
Education Programs: Bentleigh West Primary School; Peninsula Special Development School; Syndal South Primary School, Mt Waverley.
Garden Management: Greenmark Landscapes, Olinda; Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Government: Hume City Council; Kingston City Council; Monash City Council.
Manufacturing: Godfrey Hirst Australia, Geelong; Qenos, Altona.
Primary Industries: Alcoa of Australia, Anglesea Power Station; Darren and Michelle Berryman, Gippsland.
Product Innovation: Azuratec, Warragul; Linpac Rotational Mouldings, Carrum Downs; Muller Industries Australia, Balwyn.
Regional Business: Ecolinc Science and Technology Innovations Centre, Bacchus Marsh; Linencare, Geelong.
Service Providers: Crown Entertainment Complex; Fishprint, East Brighton; Investa Property Group; Yarra Trams, East Preston depot.