Green Businesses

Green Business case studies

To support the sustainability of Stonnington businesses, Council is developing a series of case studies to promote businesses that are adopting sustainable practices. If your business would like to be considered for a case study, please email

CASE STUDY:  Prahran Market - leading the charge in recycling and waste recovery!

Prahran Market might well be one of Melbourne oldest markets but it’s certainly taking a 21st century approach to waste - using the latest technology to recover resources that would previously have gone to landfill. Read more ...

CASE STUDY: Connecting communities at Aunt Maggie's

Providing all your everyday grocery needs, Aunt Maggie’s Organic Grocer on Glenferrie Road, Malvern is a place for the local community to connect around healthy, organic and locally sourced products. Find out how Aunt Maggie’s is connecting communities around food and healthier eating.(PDF, 154KB)


CASE STUDY: Tackling sustainability head on at Koto Hair

Koto Hair in Glen Iris is actively exploring sustainable business solutions and they’re innovating in the process. Find out how Koto Hair are actively exploring sustainable business solutions.(PDF, 103KB)


CASE STUDY: Reducing waste at Ladro TAP

Ladro TAP is a Stonnington business with a mission. It has already reduced the amount of waste in its Prahran and Fitzroy restaurants by a huge 60% in the past 5 years. Find out how Ladro TAP are working towards their goal of zero waste.(PDF, 96KB)

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Other Resources to Improve Your Business' Energy Efficiency

After staff costs, energy use can be one of the biggest expenses for small businesses. Reducing energy use is a guaranteed way to improve the profitability, resilience and value of your small business.

  • The City of Stonnington has a range of energy initiatives and resources for property owners to improve the energy efficiency of their building/s. For more information on this initiative visit our energy page.
  •  Visit Energy Cut for a simple 20-step guide on how to reduce your business's energy bills.