Case study: Lat27 ecoBiz

Built environment South East Queensland (North)

Lat27 is an award-winning multidisciplinary design collective of landscape architects, landscape planners, urban designers, architects, and graphic designers.

Lat27 works on a wide range on projects including waterways and environment, renewable energy (wind and solar), open space and parks, active transport, public realm, sport and recreation, and education.

Lat27 has been a part of the ecoBiz program since 2017 and has demonstrated some outstanding results for its efforts to reduce waste, being recognised as an ecoBiz Star Partner for their waste achievements.

Key initiatives to reduce waste

Lat27 has well-developed waste management systems including:

  • recycling a significant proportion of generated waste
  • recording the amount of waste generated to track sustainability progress
  • detailed signage on waste bins to encourage separating waste streams including organics, co-mingled, soft plastics, batteries, electronics, drink containers via ‘Cash for Containers’, toner and ink cartridges, paper and cardboard
  • providing reusable coffee cups for employees and also encouraging them to take their own containers to the local bakery to limit takeaway packaging
  • the company’s marketing, communications and invoicing being done via digital platforms (to reduce paper usage).

Register now for ecoBiz: a free program funded by the Queensland Government and run by Business Chamber Queensland. ecoBiz helps Queensland businesses audit their resource use, understand their carbon emissions and reduce costs from waste, water and energy bills.

“As consultants, we plan and design responsive and sustainable solutions, and we model these same values in our business operations. The ecoBiz program pushes us to reduce our impact year on year and has continuously challenged our processes whilst also finding new ways to improve.”

Quote by: Zara Monteith, Lat27